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· 04/02/2020 4:50 AM
Morning Ed, I haven't done any green coffee hoarding yet but am hoping the supplies don't end up like the toilet paper isles!

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Hey quarantined home roasters! I hope you have great coffee! If they have a run on coffee, I hope you're set with your great home roast! Find me on Facebook! Ed Needham

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farmroast
Gary So far I listed on HR, TMC(EU), H-B, CG, Coffee Snobs(AU). It's kinda amazing how little appreciation "history" gets these days. Here's an interesting site of a really nice museum of espresso machines made in Italy.
http://www.espressomadeinitaly.com
Edited by farmroast on 11/01/2007 5:33 PM
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
seedlings
I think for too many of us newBs ... our perspective of history starts now, unfortunately. We'll get excited to re-invent the wheel if it's packaged nicely. We don't even understand many of the basics - which is why everyone salivates for a Technivorm or Rancilio or whatever's the highest popularity geek item, but pity us because we don't know no better:|. Us latecomers are bowled over by advertising and "sounding cool" on a forum. We tend to regurgitate buzz words. But, honestly, I probably mis-pronounce "Rancilio" because I've only read the word!

To put it another way, we're intimidated, so we ignore (but hopefully with secret fascination for the history). I'd rather learn. I'm hoping you'll teach me a thing or three. Thanks for posting here... keep us up to date, Ed!

CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 11/01/2007 6:43 PM
 
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seedlings wrote:
Hey, garybt3, jimoncaffeine rebuilt a Faema S in -->THIS THREAD<-- (part 3) and it may be of interest to you!
CHAD


Chad,
Thanks! That was a great read...
Somehow, I missed seeing it. Now, I see the light!
Jim did a pretty nice job, on a considerably neglected machine.s:2

I'm not looking forward to taking apart my water valve, either s:7

Gary

http://garybt3.googlepages.com/faemas...aemas-87-2
Edited by garybt3 on 11/01/2007 9:57 PM
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

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seedlings
Glad you enjoyed it. I looked again today and the pictures were gone?!!?

CHAD
 
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farmroast wrote:
Gary So far I listed on HR, TMC(EU), H-B, CG, Coffee Snobs(AU). It's kinda amazing how little appreciation "history" gets these days. Here's an interesting site of a really nice museum of espresso machines made in Italy.
http://www.espressomadeinitaly.com


I really like those 1964 Faema E 61 levers....looks like a mini jukebox from the late 50's....

I am spending a lot of time researching all things coffee, lately...

I was born in Binghamton NY where you livin' Ed?
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

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EddieDove
Hey Ed,

If at all possible, would post some pictures of the innards? its entrails?
Respectfully,

Eddie Dove

The South Coast Coffee Roaster
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farmroast
Gary I'm In Amherst, MA. I've been looking for a vintage espresso machine, late 50s early 60s too. Not exactly sure what I want but I'm sure I'll know it when I see it. Nice machining and great style in some of those era machines. For now this creature plus the three new roasters and a technivorm mod.(new spray head) all in progress will keep me busy this winter. Good luck with your project.

Eddie When I crack the main body open in a couple weeks I will have some organ pics. Here is a pic of the power switching unit up top. It's a mercury switch (like an old home furnace thermostat switch). I will be replacing it with something safer to use. The main head is on balance arms and when filled with water it drops down which flicks the power on to the heating elements. As the water heats it percolates down to the portafilter. When finished the head then becomes light again and tips back up shutting off the heating elements. This complicated feature is what made this machine, I believe the first "automatic" machine made. Ed
farmroast attached the following image:
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Edited by farmroast on 11/03/2007 4:46 PM
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DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
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