Lever Espresso Machine Gallery - Page 55

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coffeecircus

#541: Post by coffeecircus »

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Replica Pistone : new lever machine from VBM. Same group as Bosco, Mirage, and Fiorenzato. Equipped with my favorite E61 steamvalve.

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Boiler plate, easy to clean inside. 4000W heating elements.

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HX machine. On the right side of the boiler where the pump usually be on normal Replica, now empty.

Will hook it up soon.

coffeecircus

#542: Post by coffeecircus »

some more photos of the VBM's take on spring lever machine. This is the cylinder's sleeve. Look similar to others that has the same group, but with slightly more lubrication. :twisted:

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VBM employs 2 springs. It seems a lot heavier to pull.

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What is the benefit of 2 springs? Higher initial pressure?

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Carneiro

#543: Post by Carneiro »

It's hard to design a spring that has a long travel and is powerful without entering the danger zone... Probably that's why some machines use 2 springs (the Bezzera new Strega seems to use 2 springs).

Márcio.

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leicaism

#544: Post by leicaism »

Just received my first commercial espresso machine, FAEMA Marte 2 groups... Respect this legend design :D
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13thfloorelevators

#545: Post by 13thfloorelevators »

congrats on the marte, a real historical machine! looks like its in great shape...can u post more pictures and in colour?

cheers,
stefan
LMWDP #281

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leicaism

#546: Post by leicaism »

Stefan,
yes.. the machine is in great shape and working condition..
Joe

More color photos:
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galumay

#547: Post by galumay »

Awesome looking machine!
LMWDP #322 i started with nothing.........i still have most of it.

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Whale

#548: Post by Whale »

Wow!! :shock:

This is one of the most beautiful I ever saw!!! I am :mrgreen: with envy!

Congratulation.
LMWDP #330

Be thankful for the small mercies in life.

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michaelbenis

#549: Post by michaelbenis »

Adding my voice to the chorus of admiration.... Fantastic! Are the shots as beautiful as the machine?
LMWDP No. 237

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SlowRain

#550: Post by SlowRain »

Okay, I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of knobby handles, but that thing is just gorgeous. Congratulations!