What machine is this?

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Ian-G

Postby Ian-G » Apr 13, 2019, 9:46 am

Could someone identify this machine please. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but wow.

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 13, 2019, 12:20 pm

No clue, but that's sexy. I wonder how they keep the groups hot.

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BaristaBoy E61

Postby BaristaBoy E61 » Apr 13, 2019, 12:37 pm

Ian-G wrote:Could someone identify this machine please. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but wow.



I don't know but it looks like a Modbar 'Lever Type' setup.
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 13, 2019, 1:17 pm

It's a La San Marco grupo, but I don't know of them making modular machines.

Ian-G

Postby Ian-G » Apr 13, 2019, 1:51 pm

I like this site because you raise a question, or you read an opinion, and who knows where it will lead. It broadens your horizons.

Thanks Alan for the ID & Steve for the insight.

kitt

Postby kitt » Apr 13, 2019, 6:20 pm

I haven't been there, but it looks like the 'Bowser' lever system, used in a cafe here in Newcastle, Australia;

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/1420 ... evolution/

Ian-G

Postby Ian-G » replying to kitt » Apr 14, 2019, 6:02 am

That looks exactly like it Mike. I'm impressed, maybe even amazed. Kind of puts me in mind of an old game show called "Name that Tune", except in this case it would be "Name that Cafe".

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 14, 2019, 1:29 pm

Even more impressive because it seems it might be a one-off build. Does anyone know of a second "Bowser".

KaffeeKrazy

Postby KaffeeKrazy » Apr 16, 2019, 6:09 pm

A bit of Googlin' and I found these... seems he's a roaster and restorer of old machines so they're likely one-off pieces as suggested.

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5105 ... od-as-new/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-ciavarella-a7978614/

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Chert

Postby Chert » Apr 16, 2019, 6:40 pm