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 La Peppina 1


La Peppina 2






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The FE-AR, founded in Milan by Felice Arosio, has produced over a long period from the late 50s to mid 80s only a model of lever machine, originally named La Piccolina and marketed by Carimali and later renamed La Peppina.

Remains substantially the same over time, with minor cosmetic changes. In the 80 is introduced the Termomatica model with thermostat and double switch

Has open boiler and piston with spring. Pushing the lever, compresses a spring that pushes the piston with the right pressure to make good espresso.

Is the lightest lever machine (weighs only 3.5 kilograms) and can be dismount easily in just a few pieces. None of the parties that compose it from a feeling of strength and durability, beginning with the holder, light as a feather, to continue with the body that provides the group and the heating element, until the kettle enamel that acts as the boiler open.


Despite all we are fascinated by the genius and originality of the whole. And you forgive the rest.

1960 La Peppina first model

(v. 1.0)

model conforming to the original patent

(sn 4139)

1960 La Piccolina


first model produved by FE-AR and marketed by Carimali

(sn 4757)

1963 La Peppina First model

(v. 1.2) 

model with grid holed and enamel kettle

(sn 07081)

1965 second model

(v.2.0 London)

intermediate model between the first (for the kettle and lid) and the second (for the base and grid)

(sn 04109)

1966 second model

 (v. 2.0 MEC)

analogous to previous model

(sn 69086)


third model 700 watt 

(v. 3.0)

modello 700W con griglia a rete e caldaia smaltata nuovo disegno

(sn 85088)

1975 second model 700 watt


model 700W with airtight lid for steam

(sn 5 07)

1976 third model 950 watt

(v 3.1)

model  950W

 (sn 6 10)

1979 second model 1100 watt


model  1100 watt - 110 V

(sn 8 04)

1980 third model


model 1000 watt, lever and grid modified

(sn 1 05)

1985 third model


  analogous to previous with part black painted and plastic drip tray
1985 Termomatica

(last model)

model 1000W with thermostatic control



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