Is this it? Theres a thread on this Eterna at HB
i wanted to know where i could get some info / history on it and how much any1 thinks it is worth
thanx for the response i will post pictures 2morow
Is this it? Theres a thread on this Eterna at HB
there is a "eterna" in the "classic throttle shop" in SYD
TCM sold it to them, is it like the one in the thread link *(post 4) ?
Its worth what someone is willing to pay for it.Originally Posted by 68666E73606F686C606D64010 link=1243430343/100#100 date=1291087673
Did you buy it and if yes how much?
If no then anything you sell it for is profit.
it doesnt look like that 1 in the pic i will post pics 2day thanx
i took a good look at it today and it is definately older than the one in the pic u showed me also it has 3 groups not 2 it is a lever press style like the pic though it is chrome with brass accents says eterna on the front with a brass crown on top and in the bottom right cornaer of machine it says scapolla luigi i will post piucs when i get home 2nite
also it weighs about 250 pounds I had a laugh!
here she is
Should scrub up a treat.
well i opened her up and found out it was made in 1956. got most of it apart just having trouble w the right lever stack the lever doesnt go back to the start position and theres no tension in the lever any suggestions???
siezed spring more than likely? pistons can get stuck up towards top of sleeve then sitting in same postion for long periods will do what your saying, could also be a broken spring
the origional owner died she was very old but had immigrated from italy and probably came around the 50s as did many many italians at that time so that leaves me to believe that they brought it here when they came but i dont know for sure
this is the machine i got cksyd (big thanks) to pick up for me listed as "Dorio" Udine Italia" and made by Antonio Dorio maybe late 50s (guess) ?
it hopefully will be delivered by Friday
the side panels are with it but were not in this picture but it is missing the glass top and yet to know what else is missing / stuffed.
it is rusty etc.
you can see it does not have levers, can anyone explain how it would be used. or what i should be searching under on google etc?
what mechanism is under the group head "caps" ?
i thought it might work of boiler pressure but am unsure? *
any info would be appreciated, diagrams, *links, history etc on this brand or style of machine. I am hoping to bring it back to life but it will be a slow project i think.
this one is a A La Dorio Atlas and although is a lever has a much the same body panel design
found here http://www.kaffee-netz.de/espresso-und-kaffeemaschinen/17584-maltoni-collection-intergastra-i.html
there are a few other pics around of very shiny plished chrome / SS lever dorios as well.
The “Officine Cav. Antonio Dorio” (Antonio Dorio’s workshop) were founded in 1925 in the city centre of Udine. This brand produced very interesting coffee machine models in terms of design. The company has stopped its production in 1970s.
there is that very interesting Dorio that looks more like a modern beer tap set up than a coffee machine, and a few others i *have fond on the net but does not seem to be much info.
anyone shed some more info ?
You have a La Dorio Atlas Automatica. This is a very rare machine. It is mid 1960s.
The missing top is made of blue perspex and engraved with the words Automatica
By the look of the photo also missing are the knobs that operate the two pistons steam control.
Just under the group head caps (which simply lift off) you will find a steam control mechanism made of brass that controls steam to a larger diameter steam piston. This piston provides the downforce on the water piston, just like a lever machine.
On the front of the machine there should be quite beautiful artwork. (this apprears to be present in your photo) This is illuminated by a light shining down fron under the chrome trim.
If its unmolested, the boiler will be heavily covered in asbestos fibre insulation and it may the the original mercury pressurestat.
thanks Mokka *8-)
especially the asbestos tip, that will be my 1st concern
no mention of art on the front by the seller and based on the pics i have doubts (but ever hopeful art & badges remain)
be good to have a better look later in the week *
more pics will follow
shoulda kept it and pleaded ignorant... ;D
giggled like a schoolgirl.....Originally Posted by 767E666C71150 link=1243430343/121#121 date=1291804388
Could have claimed teh courier just left without any paper work ;D
We will all want pics at some stage....
happy days :)
confirmed a La Dorio Atlas, no date on exterior plate but does have serial numbers etc
not sure if original art but you know those swinging 60s....
big plus it that the baskets are in the group handles
someone has been undoing a few bolts but it looks in pretty good nick considering the picture in the other post (evilbay pic). grease still on the actuators in the heads etc
asbestos maybe !! *i peaked inside and although not a "blanket" there is something whiteish thinly coating the boiler so its going to be sealed back up in wrap for now till thats sorted properly.
will take some more pics later for its own restore thread before i wrap it back up
Well, now with the motorbike resto out the way its time to start the next project: La Cimbali Gran Luce 3 group.
Ive been sitting on this for around, oh about 10 years - these things always best not rushed.
Machine bought to Perth in the 50s - bought direct from factory before Aust agent appointed.
Pics show: good cabinet, pretty much everything else needs the magic resto wand over it.
Looks like a fair few mods have been carried out over the years, will discover more Im sure when stripped.
Question: has anyone a parts diagram, photos of similar machines restored, brochure - anything really?
Hmm, dont want attachments?
Lets try again
Yes, front pics please, like this - my recently restored Gaggia Tell
Oh my goodness! After my first wife left me for a man with a bigger lever I said I would never fall in love again - now you post this.Originally Posted by 494D4447494B5656220 link=1243430343/127#127 date=1296973535
glass hooded rancilio :D just finished resto
I was feeling good this morning... Now I feel SICK 8-) 8-) 8-)
With ENVY ;D
where did i put that cheque book....
nice , like the glass idea
thinking of taking it to the next step and doing full toughened glass sides and back on the 2 group i am doing at moment
Is that Opti white (low iron) glass? Its so clear it looks like perspex, its a cool idea, does it have mercury switches?
About time for a new pic in this thread, heres my recently restored 1960 Conti Empress
i agree time for some new pics, been keeping this under wraps for a while but here it is. will be undergoing a fell resto when time permits but in the mean time am going to get running and use as my GREEN machine :D
tcm, WOW!, even more wow, is I can picture it fully restod in all its glory. Do like.
kofekitt: amazing job on the conti!!
Where do you guys find all these old bangers? Would love a project to work on :)
just thinking maybe ratrod style it and leave it as is but just resto the inards. mmm...decisions decisions
Is that an import from Piero? I saw pics of one looking exactly like it a while back.
i just noticed the meat slicer in that pic a well :)
maybe some prosciutto, a little fried chorizo with lemon, a few olives, a nice red them some espresso from that Gaggia of TCMs
would be bliss....
James is right, WOW, geez if you find you dont have time I have someone here that would love to tinker with it, probably improve it along the way as well, if it needs it.
I LOVE the looks of it.
"NEW" Mazzer, ordered a Super Jolly and this came
Thought this might be the place for my recently restored La Dorio Atlas (1957). Now I need another new project.
A better pic.
wow looks great, these Dorio machine really are a pretty machine when all done up. great job david
Nice job! Much better than before. What did you do for a back panel? I assume the original blue one has been replaced.
Thanks everyone. The original blue panel has been retained. It actually looks better than I thought it would, especially with the polished brass surround. Hopefully we will be able to show it off sometime in the future. I will post a picture soon.
I am presently restoring a La Cimbali Junior and the Elektra is the next on the Great List Of Things To Do.
If any body can date this machine I would appreciate.
a late 70s i think (please tell me if u know I had a laugh) bo-ema. shes almost finished, i just finished the rewire tonight, all new seals and element im not going to say restored but i will say refurbished I had a laugh.
the power switch is an add on as it had a hole burnt into the back plate, so instead of trying to patch it i just installed a much needed power switch.
it still needs the final polish and repaint, and i need to make a new steam wand as one is missing.
but shes not to far away
ok guys got a special one here, just arrived not long ago, very, might stress the VERY rare La Cimbali Ala that from my sources are saying could quite possibly be the oldest Cimbali Lever in world, Yes the WORLD, just a little excited hey. Well its the very cool and fully functional, yes i have had it running ;). check it out guys think this ones heading to the pool room
Wicked!Originally Posted by 73646A2A6062626B686960070 link=1243430343/145#145 date=1318298217
Do you have any original pictures of other La Cimbali Ala machines to follow for the restro?
I have some bench space at the Snobbery if your pool room is full. ;)
Hey CSers well been a little busy so havent posted much but will make up for it now. In the process of restoring this Gaggia Esportazione, we built a new frame (out of stainless) as the original was rusted through on the base and have had all the brass gold plated and chrome re-done. Will post more pics as the restoration is going through its stages.
and as promised some more pics of the Cimbali Ala, we managed to find some pics of the machine from the 50s only they wearnt much help. there are 2 of them in the b&w pic below :D