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    Vintage Ball Roaster

    Hello All

    A few years ago we purchased a very run down vintage ball roaster in Costa Rica, which we have now restored. I can't see any specific makers mark, although there is a badge on one of the cogs. We really have no idea on the history of the roaster but would love to find out more as we have it on display. Reaching out to those who might be able to point me in the right direction.

    Kind regards, Paul

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    photos not appearing.

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    No pics. Try using tinypic to host them.

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    ...thanks for the tinypic suggestions - hopefully this works Ball Roaster - Album - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

    Kind regards, Paul

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    Hi
    you need to have posted a certain number of times before you can post pictures (I think.)

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    Wow. That is not a small piece of equipment

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    Amazing piece of equipment. Are the chains on it to stop it being stolen or parts moved?

    Do you own the Gold Coffee plantation? It seems very close to your business.

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    Found this site when looking at cocoa beans.

    Roasting Cocoa Beans, a Little Bit of Magic - Amano Chocolate

    Similar designs?

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    Hello there

    The chains act as a 'brake' when you lever the ball out of the roaster - I will take some pictures to show you.

    Skybury has recently partnered with NQ Gold Coffee to continue to offer this fabulous coffee. Bruno is now an old man and Maria his daughter needs to look after him - they have earnt their retirement. They are neighbours of ours and have been for the last 30 years. They helped us so much in the early days of our plantation and we are honoured to be able to keep this pioneering Australian coffee brand alive. The website explains a bit more Commercial non-sponsor link removed as per Site Posting Policy. We are also in the process of restoring the NQ Gold Coffee roaster, which is a 30kg Officine Vittoria roaster - it is a work of art.

    Kind regards, Paul
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    ...I think the early coffee and cocoa roasters shared much in common in the early days. We think this one may date back to the 1920's. It looks very similar to some of the early probat roasters.

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    Paul interesting history. You will be become Cairns coffee roaster of note, I doubt anyone else in Cairns have restored two. Good luck

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