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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

 


Is that IT?

(The title is a cautious version of Michael Jackson's "This is it")

I make lists.

Generally.
Since always.

And of course, hobby-related too:

_ Lists of things to bring to an interview,
_ List of things to bring when visiting archives,
_ List of pictures yet to be taken,
_List of information yet to be shared,
_List of machines yet to be seen
etc.

And evolving lists:

_ Information that i haven't, which is dependent on other people.
(which i might or might not ever see)

_ Information that i have to get active to get.

I looked at the latter list lately...
... and realised i reduced it (after 5 years of research!!!) to 5 points.

_ email...
_ send letter to...
_ go to...
_visit...
_ meet...

I am just about to tick them of, one after another...

Is that IT?

Friday, 14 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

How to date a Thos. E. Cara coffee machine "Atomic" - - - -

Easy.

If its leaflet has got the "306, Columbus Ave" address, it dates from 1952-3 to 1960.
If it has got the "517, Pacific Avenue" address, it dates from 1960 onwards...

More to read here and here!


Easy.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Atomic Espresso - Hungarian Tramway Ad

It would be fair to say that Ákos is breathing tramways.
He is in his element.
And like some of us coffee-bloggers who share their passion for the sake of sharing,
 Ákos has put up a fantastic collection of pictures and information on his website:

Here is what Ákos answered to my question:

"Hi, yes, those slanted surfaces were for the ads, although over the years some of them have found their way downwards, even to the windows. Best wishes, Ákos"

This is the picture that caught my attention on his webpage:


Here is a caption of a Youtube video from Budapest, Hungary:
(look at the adverts, both on the top as on the windows)


It is difficult to believe, even for me,
 but,
 more than 60 years ago,
this advert was just on display above people's head!


THANK YOU ATTILA!!!
THANK YOU IDILKO!!!
THANK YOU MARTA!!!

And

THANK YOU ÁKOS!!!

THIS IS JUST
UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sharing is easy!!! (WHAT A FANTASTIC COLLECTION!!!)


Lucio's Blog

Not for the faint-hearted

Take Desider Stern's prototype of 1952:


Turn it upside down:


Unscrew the Filter, and fill it with Coffee:



Screw the Filter back:


Flip the Coffee machine, Unscrew the Water-knob:


Fill with water:


Screw the knob back:


Place the prototype over a Jug:


Fill with Spiritus, and Fire:


Wait...


... a little bit more... 


Flame off.
Take the Prototype away:



Et Voilà!!!

  

Disgusting.