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    Vintage Reneka Model 30

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Plan to restore this 1930s machine. Its a wall mount. Steam infused. Dual swing in fill tanks. 120cm tall about 65kg. Has anyone ever seen or used one of these? Ed


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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    OMG be careful, thats an early model cyberman. It took Dr Who a while before he figured out how to kill them.


    Seriously, that machine is so vintage that Id be surprised if you found anyone with the kind of experience youre seeking. It will certainly make a great conversation piece. How on earth did you find such a beastie in the US? Most of those machines would have stayed in Italy, France, Spain region well before the rest of the world discovered espresso...

    Very interesting.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    Mark I actually got a response on the HB forum from someone in France who has one with a single fill tank built in a wall in his house! The coffee forums are truly amazing. thanks, Ed

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    Ed, this belongs in a coffee museum! WOW!

    Is that a two-handled, two person, group handle leaning against the machine? If it is, the basket would take, what...a kilo? :)

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    Now to tamp, youll just have to get greg to make an oversized tamper!:P
    What about a naked pf for that size? :)
    Is those 2 tanks where you fill up with water?

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    That is a very cool machine!!


    Java "Drooling" phile

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    Its an all-purpose machine.... It can double as a drum kit, or a prop for the next Star Wars film. I wonder whether it also makes a mean coffee?

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    Re: Vintage Reneka Model 30

    What a truly fabulous gizmo!

    Im sure that I could find a place in my house for such an amazing piece of history.....I wish!!!!

    Congratulations on the find...Im sure that you will do it justice in your inevitable restoration.

    Just keep us all well-informed!



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