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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 3:35pm
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in reply to TheBigDripper in the thread "Best Auto Drip brewer on the market", who said:-

"I have two napoletanas, a Vietnamese coffee and a Dorobor cuptop, four dripolators...well, check out the other pics from that link. I get carried away on Ebay, buying those old things. And they all work. They give "making coffee" a more personal touch.

And, yes...I've seen the ones you spoke of...I've considered either a ceramic or glass (ruby, of course) one to add."


Cool ! never seen a glass one - or did I once on a Japanese website ? - they make all sorts of interesting glass beverage stuff we don't normally get in the west.  

I'm glad to meet a fellow obsessive, because mine has become glass vacuum brewers - specifically the very elegant Cona ones made variously in the UK, Germany and France in the 2nd half of the last century and up to present.

Now have 3 1/2 model "B'  (were 4, but an accident with the top part involving a pot of honey.....)
2 model "C"
2 model "D"
Electric and spirit heaters for all the above
2 1/2 "rex - 2 electric and 1 spirirt  (bottom glass and handle holder bust on the the third)
1 model "A" (just scored on ebay, and virtually unobtainable, so need to be extra careful with it).

Think it's about time to stop.  Running out of space.  They don't stack easily.

Have you seen also the classic french chrome drip makers from the '50s and '60's ?  Every French house had one.

I fear they could become the next "must haves"
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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 5:23pm
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My old silex vacuum

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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 5:26pm
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My napoletana

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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 5:27pm
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My old Zass wall grinder

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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 9:10pm
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I think I've seen the older French ones on a guy's website (he collects vac/siphon pots)...I, too, am running out of space (the 36-cup Faberware urn takes up way too much space).

I see a lot of the copper flip pots on Ebay...I was looking at a stoneware napoletana tonight that was tempting, but a little more than I wanted to pay. And what else would a retro-geek use but a Zassenhaus (I have two)? Love the wall mount...a real work of art, in my eyes.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who still lives in the past, so to speak. :)
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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 9:34pm
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I also have an old nicro vacuum that I use every now and then.  It and the wall mount zass were given to me as a gift by my mother in law. I picked up the silex vacuum at an estate sale.  I also have a really beautiful old porcelain percolator (not a corning).

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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012, 4:31pm
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I found two Caffettiera Vesuvianas at the thrift store, but only one had the pot with it.  I keep one at work on the shelf as decoration, haven't tried making coffee with either of them.

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 4:11am
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yakster Said:

I found two Caffettiera Vesuvianas at the thrift store, but only one had the pot with it.  I keep one at work on the shelf as decoration, haven't tried making coffee with either of them.

Posted November 26, 2012 link

Somewhere in the attic there's a "Signor Salton" machine which is identical to that apart from the screw down stopper, and it also has a steam arm (can't see in the pic whether yours does or not).  I think was an attempt in the 60's/70's to emulate the original "Atomic" device.

I've been told that the jug isn't for coffee, but for frothing the milk.  Dunno whether that's right or not.

Has been used.  Makes moka pot type of stuff.  However, wasn't very well looked after and put away wet, so the inside of the boiler, being aluminium, looks very unappetising. Also the steam control knob has broken. I suspect they are better to show rather than use.

This isn't mine, but it's exactly the same (I hope the owner doesn't mind - copied from another public web forum) :-

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 5:29am
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I found a Krups Artese 4 at a local thrift - probably overpaid ($10) but I liked all the controls and wanted to see if I could max out the machine's capabilities - makes an impressive brewer for non-ESE soft pod coffee actually - probably better at that than espresso.

Most information I find is from overseas for this model though, the ones I see over here in the US have what looks like only an on/off button for the pump and no programmable features - fully adjustable buttons galore and 1700 watts of thermoblock goodness here...

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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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