Trying to Date a La Pavoni Europiccola

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Billbell3

#1: Post by Billbell3 » Jan 15, 2020, 3:17 pm

Greetings,

I'm having trouble finding which years a recent La Pavoni I purchased was manufactured. I do know it has a four-post heating element and the element base and collar are not bolted on, only secured by threading onto the boiler.
Thanks in advance
Bill

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grind727

#2: Post by grind727 » Jan 15, 2020, 3:22 pm

Have you seen Francesco's site? It has nearly everything you would ever need to know about La Pavonis and their history, including their different iterations through the years. If not, this should help you narrow it down.

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/lapavoni_eng.htm

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Randy G.

#3: Post by Randy G. » Jan 15, 2020, 3:50 pm

grind727 wrote:Have you seen Francesco's site? It has nearly everything you would ever need to know about La Pavonis and their history, including their different iterations through the years. If not, this should help you narrow it down.
http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/lapavoni_eng.htm
...and http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/lapavoni_pr_eng.htm .
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peacecup

#4: Post by peacecup » Jan 16, 2020, 11:33 am

I dated a Pavoni on and off for a while but finally settled down with a Ponte Vecchio.. :D
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#5: Post by Alslaw » Jan 16, 2020, 1:11 pm

Usually there is a date stamp on the element itself identifying the month and year (somewhere near the wattage & voltage stamp). Aside from that, there is usually a date printed on the underside of the base. Finally, you can use the serial number (possibly on the group itself if the machine is old enough), and cross reference with Francesco's site as mentioned above.
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Billbell3

#6: Post by Billbell3 » Yesterday, 10:43 pm

Thanks to each and all. I think I'm looking at a '76. moving forward.