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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014, 8:41pm
Subject: Re: Londinium 1 vs Salvatore Spring Lever
 

[quote660233 Size-wise the Salvatore is a little larger, but still within the kitchen countertop range (which is where either machine would end up).

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Hokey smokes, I would love to see your kitchen!

I ruled out the Londinium a while back when looking as it was HUGE! (almost 22" deep - pretty close to the depth of the standard countertop).

The Salvatore is bigger?  What is the depth?
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Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 7:39pm
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New Salvatore "compact" spring lever on Kickstarter and lower price!!
14" height 10" width 19" depth

http://kck.st/UBRuJA
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Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 8:42pm
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This looks really interesting, the new machine, the price is really good.

Its not as polished and as well built as Londinium, there is from video lot of flex when you pull the lever and temperature tuning of group head is unknown.

I think Londinium is fantastic machine. I've been using one for last couple of weeks and I am impressed.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 8:44pm
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hankua Said:

New Salvatore "compact" spring lever on Kickstarter and lower price!!
14" height 10" width 19" depth

http://kck.st/UBRuJA

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Hank, that looks like the same group as the earlier machine on KS?

I admire Salvatore so much, truly the American dream, yet he's never forgotten old world craftsmanship. A 10 year warranty!
I hope his machine is a great success.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 20, 2014, 6:23am
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The project is fully funded; so it may be a go. I believe Salvatore gets all his groups from the same manufacturer which may be the same factory that produces the Bosco style spring lever. Normally he welds up the frames out of angle iron in box shapes, which makes attaching outer panels easy; rigidity should not be an issue. How the thermosyphon loop works is not clear from the photo, maybe they can elaborate on this point. And options can be ordered since the machines are hand made.
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Posted Fri Jun 20, 2014, 7:29pm
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Although I'm just about to pull trigger on the compact Salvatore lever, it should be noted that it's a plumb in only model...no reservoir.  Being in LA, I welcome the excuse to stop by Salvatore's shop and like the gestalt of something made by a local artisan.
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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2014, 9:29am
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Since Salvatore's machines are made to order from the kickstarter project you can get the compact with a reservoir and pump
FYI thermosyphon  not dipper
Thanks Wendy
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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2014, 10:25am
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Russ, I'm the second backer on the compact spring lever.
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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2014, 3:53pm
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I may end up being another backer. Been saving up for a Londinium, but the Salvatore looks to be close to $1000 cheaper when all is said and done and comparable build and parts quality. Emailed Wendy (today, so will likely get a reply early next week) to hopefully get a detailed spec sheet on this new compact spring lever machine. Info such as boiler size, watts, amps, temp stability, how long it takes for the machine to be fully heated up and ready to use, and additional cost for reservoir version. The completed spring lever prototype in the video is the previous Salvatore spring lever espresso machine from kickstarter. Nice to see some great competition in the commercial spring lever group on a machine sized for a home. I'm definitely in the market! Awesome work, Salvatore!
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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2014, 4:02pm
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jelliott777 Said:

I may end up being another backer. Been saving up for a Londinium, but the Salvatore looks to be close to $1000 cheaper when all is said and done and comparable build and parts quality. Emailed Wendy (today, so will likely get a reply early next week) to hopefully get a detailed spec sheet on this new compact spring lever machine. Info such as boiler size, watts, amps, temp stability, how long it takes for the machine to be fully heated up and ready to use, and additional cost for reservoir version. The completed spring lever prototype in the video is the previous Salvatore spring lever espresso machine from kickstarter. Nice to see some great competition in the commercial spring lever group on a machine sized for a home. I'm definitely in the market! Awesome work, Salvatore!

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Wendy responded to my email today.  I didn't ask as many questions, but she did say it is 16Amp.  I'm thinking about plunking down the $$$$ for the KS project as well.

 
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