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Thread: Gino Rossi Pump

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    Gino Rossi Pump

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    Many years ago I bought a Gino Rossi rotary pump from the Quay of Evil as insurance in case I ever had to replace my Grimac one.

    It's been sitting covered in bubble wrap in a cupboard, never used all this time, and I even forgot what brand.

    Yesterday I took it out and the only clue to the brand was a logo -- nothing stamped on the brass body nor the cover plate. Just a (to me) meaningless logo.

    So some research later I discovered the logo is Gino Rossi. They make grinders, maybe shoes and maybe vending machines. But I am not aware of
    Gino rossi pumps or other coffee machine parts.

    So I am questioning the authenticity and am wondering whether anyone else has a similar pump, and their thoughts on the above.
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    Does the pump look to be well manufactured overall Robusto?

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    Mal, It looks very solid, heavy, weighing in at 1.448 kg, made from one single casting of brass.

    The machined parts are polished.

    The shaft looks stainless steel...so yes, the build looks the real deal.

    The only writing is on the round cover, in Italian saying don't run dry, plus the Gino Rossi logo.
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    The round cover is typically where the label of the ordering company (i.e. The brand name on the machine it's installed in.) goes. There's not that many manufacturers of high end rotary pumps out there and they're used in many industries. Soda dispensing machines being a big one. Your vending machine connection perhaps?

    Most pumps out there are rebadged units. Doing a bit of research on the numbers stamped into the pump should allow you to determine who the manufacture is, what their model number is, and what the specs of the pump are. Before installing this pump into your machine you need to find this information. Not knowing what machine/system this pump came from you have no idea what it's specs are. It may not even be food safe, much less have the proper pressure and flow rate for your machine.


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    Gulp! Thanks Javaphile... I never thought of all that, whereas normally I would.

    I have vague recollection of seeing it advertised as a coffee machine pump and took that at face value. That may have been about 9 years ago when I got it...now I am older and a little bit wiser hence my doubts.

    I like your connection of soda machine pump and Gino Rossi's vending machines. Well done.

    Unfortunately, the only stampings in the casting are arrows indicating in and out. No numbers, names, nothing.

    That's a worry, and so is the absence of specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    Unfortunately, the only stampings in the casting are arrows indicating in and out. No numbers, names, nothing.
    I beg to differ.

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    Gino Rossi made the very popular RR45 grinder which was rebadged by Boema, Brasilia and a few other companies.
    I am unsure of their other involvement with espresso equipment however i recall seeing their logo on a lot of things over the years.

    I imagine they're a manufacturer who mainly sells parts to companies to use in their own branded equipment.

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    Haha...

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    Javaphile, you have extraordinary eyes! I can't tell you the number of times I cast mine over the casting (no pun) and saw nothing but two arrows.

    Incidently....how do I post pictures in the body of the text (not just at the end of it) and larger than thumbnail size?

    At the moment all I can seem to do is click on manage attachments....choose file...upload

    If I do a drag of picture into the posting area my screen gets taken over by the photo in question and I get a window saying I am about to leave the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    Incidently....how do I post pictures in the body of the text (not just at the end of it) and larger than thumbnail size?
    Using the site's software you don't. You can post an image in the body of the message as I did in my previous post, but only as the usual thumbnail, by clicking on the 'Insert Image' icon (Third from the right in the row of icons above the Quick Reply box, making sure to allow Adobe Flash.) and uploading the image via the popup window that appears.

    While it's possible to post a larger picture we strongly discourage people to not do it as it requires linking to the image from another site. When that other site changes their address/site structure/hosting policy, or just plain disappears guess what happens? The picture here disappears. We see this all the time with picture linked to from external sites. Plus having the thumbnails in the posts makes life much easier and faster for our bandwidth challenged users.


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    Thanks. However, I don't have a row of icons, nor a "insert image here" .

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    These ones?
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    In your Attachment Manager look for a button labeled Insert Inline. After selecting the picture(s) you want to post, and with the cursor where you want the picture to be, click it.

    If you're posting from a mobile device I'm afraid I can't help you as I've never seen the mobile interface.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
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    These ones?
    Those be the ones!


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    Andy, Javaphile, I don't have that line of icons on my desktop page or on my mobile devices. I am running Chrome browser and Windows 10 on the desktop..

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    Top right of any page click on Settings. Then look under My Settings/My Account/General Settings/Miscellaneous Options/Message Editor Interface and make sure Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls is selected. While you're there you might also want to turn on Enhanced Attachment Uploading.


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    Ah....thank you. I now have the toolbar.
    Nice easy to follow walk-through Javaphile.
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of icons!


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    your teasing me aren't you JP!!!
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of icons!


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