LA PAVONI EUROPICCOLA (sn 0218)
first version - may 1961
This machine is one of the first Europiccola, produced by La Pavoni , derived directly from the Co-Fer of which retains some details.
It has the serial number 0285 and onto the heating element is not engraved any date of production. The logo is fixed with a screw to the base
is characterized not only by the absence of the sight glass level, but even from few details that will modify after few months.
The conditions of the machine were great and disassembly revealed no surprises, just the c-clip ring was completely rusted and the seals were still elastic.
The brass sleeve is the strength of this model, ensuring thermal stability and exceptional coffee.
the brass piston has 3 holes on the bottom and
3 on the top, probably to relieve pressure when removing the filter holder.
the steam tap has the characteristic of not having a screw onto the knob, which is just screwed on the shaft
steam pipe and safety valve do not have
very particular is the red plug (which was
removed the land pin)
the wiring diagram uses a ceramic connector that will soon be replaced connecting the power cord directly to the heating element
and finally among the accessories included, the metal tamper and measuring spoon.
I am very pleased to have found the first model produced by La Pavoni and to have refurbished it to the same conditions of 50 years ago.
Francesco Ceccarelli. All rights reserved.