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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Replacement parts...

Replacement parts for Szigony/Qualital coffee makers.
It came together with a coffee machine which leaflet dated 1973 (see here).

Stella Wien - Model 405E

I have been after this model for ever since i made this pictures here

In most cases, i assume that one can guess the size of a coffee machine when you see a picture on an advert:

Or on a vintage letter, presenting the advantages of it:

Or on this original picture of a fair in the Netherlands:

But i was not prepared.

I knew it was big.
Now i know, it is HUGE:


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Things just don't change... don't they?

We (Men) all do it: making coffee.

We rarely know why.

Here, in an 1967 advert, the Bon Trading Co. gives us the deep-rooted psychological reason:

"It gives them a feeling of domestic independence."

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

"Electa" Brevettata... n°6

There has been the only stove-top-only version:

This one, that a friend of mine spotted in a private collection:

This one,

which is now in Lucio Del Piccolo's collection:

This one,

which has joined my collection,

as well as this one:


Both together:

 And lately, i received this picture from Giorgio Gennaro: 

All the same... all different (see here).

But Giorgio's picture made me shake my head in disbelief,
because never had i seen this:

All the other machines i knew have this knob:

2014... the never ending story.

Thursday, 13 February 2014


(Remember this here)

I had to see the original patent,
And i had to experience this prototype again,
And i had to share these pictures with you now.

It's visceral.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

And meanwhile in Nome, Alaska!

From a Discovery Channel series about Gold mining in the Bering Sea.

Thanks for the Screenshot Håkan!

Brevetti Robbiati Model "B" with Steamer

Monday, 3 February 2014

The "Gorrea" is back...

The "Gorrea" is back not as a Model A
but as a Model B
and this time, it's without steamer: