The machine is the first model of lever machines produced by CONTI, named Comocafè recognizable from the characteristic boiler in Pirex. Has many similarities with La Peppina model produced by FE-AR in the same period
It 'was produced in March 1965 as engraved on the heating element and has no serial number.
The brand Comocafè is engraved on the back and on the bakelite cap, in groups of two letters.
Some similarities with La Peppina
The boiler is made by Pirex
The element is very simple and there is also a thermostat, adjustable with a screwdriver
The machine can be dismounted as La Peppina
Can be used some of the gaskets for La Peppina.
The machine was purchased in France, thanks to Lucio and Francois. It is in good condition.
It was not easy to remove the body of the machine to access the piston, due to long inactivity and the deterioration of seals. The aluminum piston was also scratched due to rubbing against the walls
Note the thin o-ring at the base of the piston
The first shot for the time is waiting...
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