It's all in the name.
A lightning crossing over the Mole Antoniellana of Turin! (Mille Grazie Peter!!!)
A machine that personally reminds me of Lucio's made-in-France "La Bikinette"... one could say the Shroud of the Bikinette (the first person who post a comment that he understood this joke gets 5 points from me).
The italian "Rapida Express":
The french "La Bikinette":
The valve system "Vapore - Chiuso - Acqua" was breveted in 1928 (accepted in 1930)!
A machine that borrowed the American Streamline language (for example the 3 speed lines) to give to this fantastic stovetop coffee machine the illusion of movement... I'm loving it!
If i'm not mistaken... 1928... that is a whole 18 years BEFORE Mr. Robbiati's patent for the Flathead machine!!!!!