I have admired and secretly lusted-after a Faema Mercurio for many years now. I have never seen one in-the-metal but have made a point to check out any information and look at any photos of them that I could find.
Then I saw this this photo of a long-neglected damsel:-
My Mercurio has made the move from its previous home in Italy and will be on its way to me in Australia...eventually. At the moment it is in a restoration specialist's workshop on the other side of the world from me.
This machine is much too precious for me to dabble with.
Thanks guys...I really do look at this machine as a soon-to-be resurrected treasure! As far as I know it was made in Italy (having brown bakelite handles)..as opposed to the French Mercurios having black handles. It is a first series model. I hope to find out the year of its manufacture soon. The manufacture date isn't printed on the manometer as it sometimes can be.
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