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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Nice piece of background decoration... Part 2

Because some things belong to the present ... or the near future (Christmas),
And some belong to the past... or on a kitchen shelf.

Nice piece of background decoration

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Earliest proof of marketing of "Atomic" trademarked espresso machine in Australia - 1958!!!

I have been fighting with myself and my preconceived ideas since the start of my research, everyday.

And albeit all the facts i have found over the years, there is always a little mistrusting voice about "stories" from Australia and a particular reseller.

For me, facts have a high Status. It freed from useless discussions.

I was re-reading what was documented in ATMO (Australian Trademark Office) 12, 64 and 98.

You'll notice some words or dates come more often than others:

I visited the website of Bon Trading Co. and read this:

"proud of our role in introducing the ATOMIC®"???

The following articles date for the first one: June 3, 1958
the second: September 2, 1958

(you will have recognised the 
A.&M.G. SASSOON  - British made -  
"ATOMIC" Espresso coffee maker Standard Model with Jug lid)


That's 6 years before the first found advert from Bon Trading:

(you will have recognised the 
A.&M.G. SASSOON  - British made -  "ATOMIC" Espresso coffee maker Capuccino Model)

It was a pleasant surprise to discover that ATMO also means:


Recently, I was reminded by a famous website thread moderator that everyone has the right to have an opinion.

Apart from me, i keep to my facts.

"an inventor of considerable genius" - Death of Clarence U. Buck - 13th of June 1910

Here a link to his Percolator, patent published on the 24th of May 1910:

Sunday, 23 October 2016


6 years ago - and thanks to Lucio - THE Bacchi came into my life and changed my coffee drinking habits forever.
A new era began.
I was now an espresso drinker.
The Bacchi fitted perfectly in my life... it still does.

I haven't use any other machine to make espresso at home since then.

It has become part of my life.
The whole process of getting it right is my daily meditation.
They might be the only 7 minutes for myself in the day... but they are mine.

Thanking personally the inventor of such a striking genius mind product has been an idea that escorted me for a long time.

At last, - and thanks to Lucio - i could.

I missed to meet the inventors of the objects i collect.
I didn't want to fail on this occasion.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Original jug handle?

Obviously, i have no idea.
It was found on a Brevetti Robbiati Model A (Tipo G.),
on which the other parts were original and of older manufacture.

Sunday, 7 August 2016


At the time i researched (here), this Website didn't exist!

You can now read about the History of Fante's Kitchen Shop here since 1906!

You will browse the Online Shop of course here

AT THIS LEAFLET (click on picture):

Happy me!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Great piece of advice: Destroy its mint condition!


Seldom, Beautiful, Mint condition, Striking


Regular, Usual, Boring, Destroyed

Great advice indeed!

Likely unlikely

What you will witness now might be the first ever documented Box Reproduction!!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016


While looking at this picture, i realised that:

_ It was not made by the Family Robbiati,
_ The badge says it is a reproduction,
_ I don't know where it was made,
_ The badge shows undeniable good humour,
_ The Italian on the Badge is perfect.

And you?

Thursday, 30 June 2016

If you talk about an object, don't buy it.
But if this object talks to you, then buy it.

Sunday, 26 June 2016


If Lucio wouldn't have sent me this crop of a 1915 Italian Newspaper,

Macchina a vapore per Caffè espresso

I wouldn't have found - while researching on it - that 
there was an Export/Import business going by the name A.S. Sassoon in Milano in 1951.

And the question:
What did Mr. Robbiati invent?
is becoming even more difficult to answer.
(i hear some say - in the back of the room - the pressure valve in the knob...
yep! Well, until proof of the contrary... as usual)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

is / period

If the red flames can be explained by the successive ink printing procedures,
the is  & . remain very mysterious.

Was is forgotten in the first place and later added?
Was the period (full stop) present in the first leaflet or later removed?

Monday, 2 May 2016

Base for Stella Coffee machines Typ 402 S

This is the advantage of being interested in a History
which nobody uncovered before.

You see with other eyes.

This time, i really appreciate the fact that someone else (the seller)
thought that it would be of interest (for me!).

A piece i only knew from a leaflet i saw the first time Mm. Stern visited me.

Since then, it has always been in the back of my head.

This is it together with the 104 base:

The list of "WANTED" items becomes thinner and thinner.

... and thinner...

(to be continued)