Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary) Espresso Machine

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#1: Post by starry »

Mary Travers has good taste in equipment. I see in this image I found at the Library of Congress....
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ds.06607/
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Photo is from 1965. I didn't know E61 machines for the home were available that long ago.

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mycatsnameisbernie wrote: ... is from 1965. I didn't know E61 machines for the home were available that long ago.
It looks more like an old school steam driven group.
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I can't be 100% certain but this older thread has a photo of a spring-lever machine made by Olympia called the "Club". It looks like one of their first lever machines. The photo unfortunately is cropped at the top and doesn't show the handle, but it looks like the right one.
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#5: Post by guyy »

I don't think it's an Olympia Club. The group is more flared at the bottom on Mary Travers' machine. The switch is different and if there's a lever it's on the right side. Plus, that picture is from 1965 and someone in that thread reports that Olympia believes the earliest Club was from 1971.

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100% not an Olympia. It is a very early Sama.

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#7: Post by NicoNYC »

Tillamook wrote:!00% not a club. It is a very early Sama.
This sounds right to me. I've also seen similar machines badged under the "La Romana" name. With the same 3-pointed knobs, boiler fill cap exposed above the drip tray, and little vent slots on the side. I think I've even seen that (not-lever) group before, I can't find a photo of it now though.
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As the image metadata indicates Rights Advisory: No known copyright restriction. For information see "New York World-Telegram & ...,"(http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/076_nyw.html), I have posted the referenced image here


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#10: Post by starry (original poster) »

Yes, now I see it. It's a La Romana for sure.
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