Vtg 1970′s LA PEPPINA FE-AR ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO MACHINE MILANO ITALY VERY CLEAN
Vtg 1970's LA PEPPINA FE-AR ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO MACHINE MILANO ITALY VERY CLEAN
Up for auction is an original vintage La Peppina by FE-AR of Milano, Italy Espresso/Cappuccino machine maker dating from the 1970's. The machine is original and in excellent shape. Very clean for its age and appears to have had light use over the years. Comes with two tops(one for espresso and the other for steamed milk), coffee pounder, two filters and the original power cord. Works great with no issues and has no broken parts. In very nice shape with no rust, no dents, no broken parts, everything moves as it should and the base gray paint is in awesome condition with no chips. All the decals are perfect and the top porcelain pot is perfect with no dents, no cracks or chips. The grate on the base is perfect and has no issues. Gasket on the lid has a couple cracks from age but is no major deal and doesn't effect the machine and how it works. All the handles are perfect with no issues. Interior of the pot is very clean and has no issues. Measures approx. 14 1/2 inches tall and weights just under 8 pounds unpacked. Found some information about this machine on the web:
The La Peppina espresso maker is a completely unique machine that was made in Italy by the Fear company from the early 1960s into the early 1970s. The model we have is the very first they made. Later models have a steamer that is inserted into the top of the boiler tank (the red part on our machine). These machines make incredible espresso. Their design is fascinating. Your pour water into the boiler on top and it heats to a boil. You then turn the power off and pull the lever down all the way and then raise it about two inches, and push it down. You do this pumping of only 1-2 inches at the lowest angle of the lever until small drops of espresso start to drip into your cup. Sometimes you have to pump a long time! Then you push the handle all the way up to the top. This machine has a very strong spring that will automatically raise the lever once you let go, but we find a little extra help will create more pressure and better crema. Ideally, the lever should move from bottom setting to top in about 10 seconds - so play with your grind thickness and quantity to get this rate. These machines can be found on ebay, and there are some gaskets you can also buy on ebay to replace worn out ones. Good sites that discuss these machines are coffeegeek.com and home-barista.com. Along with our Olympia Cremina (see post below) the La Peppina is our favorite espresso maker.
Very rare machine and is a must for any collector. Purchased from the original owner and has been well taken care of. The glare spots are from the lights reflection and NOT on the actual surface of the item(color is excellent). Good luck and feel free to email me with any questions. I will combine shipping on multiple wins. Tough item to find and is a must for any collector. I have take a ton of photos to show you the detail of this original item. You won't find another one as nice as this example. Will ship overseas.
Current Price: 112.50
Current Bids: 7
This auction is valid until 2012-02-07T22:19:13.000Z
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