That day, i share a bit of time with Dr. Ursula Becker - passionate collector of coffee machines.
Dr. Ursula Becker's knowledge about the history and the technics of coffee making is about a 100 million light years over mine. For me, a highlight of course.
She threw an expert eye on the documents i brought to her, a folder owned by Judith Stern with many artefacts ranging from patents & trademarks to pictures & leaflets. It was very refreshing and she was able to share useful information... put "things" into context, bring up details i hadn't seen - for which i am very thankful!
Across the room, this machine was on display:
A Stella Model 104!
The handle was absolutely new to me on this model: very very thick bakelite.
The other bakelite parts were bearing the signs of use and time:
Among Dr. Ursula Becker's coffee machines, these caught my eyes:
A Stella Model 505E
A Stella Model 306E
A Stella Model 402E
A Brevetti Robbiati
A last picture to commemorate a great time spent together, sharing our passion.
Understandable, when you have such a ship in your collection!!!
The Balloon, the Ship, the Train! Fantastic machines!
But my heart beats for you-know-which-machines... you've been here long enough.
Now, go to bed!
But before you do, plan your next trip to Cologne to visit her museum (well over a thousand machines displayed).