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  • #76
    Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

    I have a couple of lever machines - a 2 group Gaggia - see pic. And a 3 group La Cimbali Gran Luce. The Gran Luce I have some idea as to how old etc  as I know this machines history - but the Gaggia Im struggling with. It was originally imported from Italy by the original owner who ran a cafe in North Melbourne. I bought it in 1997 and have rebuilt one of the groups.
    But i have no idea how old it is etc. Any suggestions - Ive trawled the web for references but everything is either too old or too young.


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    • #77
      Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

      Um... what details are on that plate on the front of the machine?

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      • #78
        Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

        hey that is a D90 Gaggia. hade from about 1985 onwards. good machines. what are you doing with the gran luce?

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        • #79
          Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

          Originally posted by 574651515A4B1140230 link=1243430343/75#75 date=1280982965
          I have a couple of lever machines - a 2 group Gaggia - see pic. And a 3 group La Cimbali Gran Luce. The Gran Luce I have some idea as to how old etc  as I know this machines history - but the Gaggia Im struggling with. It was originally imported from Italy by the original owner who ran a cafe in North Melbourne. I bought it in 1997 and have rebuilt one of the groups.
          But i have no idea how old it is etc. Any suggestions - Ive trawled the web for references but everything is either too old or too young.
          Check out this link for some nice machine pics, in there is a similar 2 group Gaggia from 1982

          mod edit url removed- please read and adhere to site posting policy

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          • #80
            Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

            Whoops, for some reason that link doesnt work, heres a pic



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            • #81
              Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

              you might notice the auto "evilbay" change that was made to the link, naughty naughty no links to auction sites ;D

              Nice machines too 8-)

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              • #82
                Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                Oh, i get it.Because it wasnt a live auction and more of an ebay feature showing 50 old coffee machines i thought it would be ok.If any one else wants to find it, try google images for gaggia lever

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                • #83
                  Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                  hey that is a D90 Gaggia. hade from about 1985 onwards. good machines. what are you doing with the gran luce?

                  Thanks - I had planned to strip it down and do a rebuild - but it may have to fund the Gran Luce rebuild. Gran Luce is a keeper - its complete with original front perspex etc. It was sold in Perth by the original La Cimbali agent George Samios in mid-ish 1950s.

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                  • #84
                    Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                    Originally posted by 7E425F444E4F584D454E2A0 link=1243430343/76#76 date=1280984074
                    Um... what details are on that plate on the front of the machine?
                    Hmm thats helpful - plate says Gaggia, Milano followed by Export and then a serial number.
                    Thats it then, why didnt I think of that - its an Export.

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                    • #85
                      Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                      Originally posted by 3A3E37343A382525510 link=1243430343/78#78 date=1280984528
                      Originally posted by 574651515A4B1140230 link=1243430343/75#75 date=1280982965
                      I have a couple of lever machines - a 2 group Gaggia - see pic. And a 3 group La Cimbali Gran Luce. The Gran Luce I have some idea as to how old etc  as I know this machines history - but the Gaggia Im struggling with. It was originally imported from Italy by the original owner who ran a cafe in North Melbourne. I bought it in 1997 and have rebuilt one of the groups.
                      But i have no idea how old it is etc. Any suggestions - Ive trawled the web for references but everything is either too old or too young.
                      Check out this link for some nice machine pics, in there is a similar 2 group Gaggia from 1982

                      mod edit url removed- please read and adhere to site posting policy
                      Thats looking pretty similar - same bodywork, same handles etc. The style of the machine makes it look a little older than 1982.
                      Thanks for the reference.

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                      • #86
                        Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                        just completed resto, gaggia classica 1954. extraction was perfect.



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                        • #87
                          Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                          Originally posted by 36212F6F2527272E2D2C25420 link=1243430343/85#85 date=1287888343
                          just completed resto, gaggia classica 1954. extraction was perfect.
                          Gorgeous!

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                          • #88
                            Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                            OK been meaning to show these pictures of my two favorite machines at the minute. 1976 MG/L and my 1967 Senior Line so much fun. Will show more photos when i have a chance.
                            the senior line is as it was the day it was built, it has been sitting in storage for 30 years until i aquired it a few months back.
                            MG/L has just been finished from full resto with new paint and decals.
                            enjoy

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                            • #89
                              Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                              maybe pics will help



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                              • #90
                                Re: Vintage Extreme Machines....

                                Great Restos again TCM Helps me keep plugging away on mine. On the Senior are the Steam and HW controls both on the right ?

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