Rare espresso machine on eBay

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knockbox

#1: Post by knockbox »

Anyone on the forum buy this beauty
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252336823453

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drgary
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#2: Post by drgary »

That is very unusual. It looks like an electrified moka maker with a lever to lock in the portafilter. I have sent a message to our member LVX (Lucio) to ask him about it.
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pootoogoo

#3: Post by pootoogoo »

My friend Rotchitos told me about this auction two week ago at that's only today that I had a revelation.

I was fooled by the title of the sell [«COFFE MACHINE EDISONIA (SNIDER)»]... because this is not a Snider at all.
[edit: this is not precisely true... as I discovered it few month later. Details are available on the episode 22 of my espresso saga (in French)].

For posterity, it will be worth keeping here some pictures of this very peculiar machine before they disappear from eBay:







Because this model perfectly fit one of the first (or the very first) electrical "express" coffee maker for domestic usage: as described on a 1909 patent from Manlio Marzetti.



Some additional information are available on my Episode 17 from «Ascenseur pour l'espresso» (in french).

day

#4: Post by day »

wow, i am guessing somebody scored a great deal?
Yes, i you per this on an iPhone

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drgary
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#5: Post by drgary »

Thank you for that research, Sebastien! That is one odd and ancient machine. Your link is really helpful for putting it in context.
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RioCruz

#6: Post by RioCruz »

Here's a similar, stove-top version on YouTube:
"Nobody loves your coffee more than you do."
~James Freeman, Blue Bottle

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pootoogoo

#7: Post by pootoogoo »

Maybe part of the same family... but about 40 years younger. :wink:

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doubleOsoul
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#8: Post by doubleOsoul »

I missed this thread while moving back to sunny California but - wow ... wow... wow. I hope the buyer ends up posting about it here.

Sansibar99

#9: Post by Sansibar99 »

doubleOsoul wrote: I hope the buyer ends up posting about it here.
Maltoni... : https://www.instagram.com/p/BEiuFyJEC5T ... co_maltoni
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drgary
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#10: Post by drgary »

The link doesn't work, but that certainly indicates it's an important machine.
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