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Caravel 1.0

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The Arrarex of Milano produced in the 50s - 70s a unique model of lever machine: the Caravel. The inventor, Dr. Emidio Salati,  patented his invention in Italy in 1956.

Initially the machines are manufactured with the VAM (Vetraria Ambrosiana Milano) brand and an effigy in the shape of crowned head. Subsequently, the model is called Caravel  with effigy in the shape of a caravel. Over time, the machine remains essentially unchanged, with slight differences in the handles and internal piston. .

In the late 70's production is adapting to the market with models "like bar ", while keeping unchanged the settings of the lever and the piston. Finally, the brand is marketed by Zerowatt but competition from emerging machines pump definitively closes the chapter "Caravel"..

Besides the basic shape and classic design, what has unique and inimitable this machine is its ability to be disassembled without the use of tools in a matter of seconds. It also the only lever machine on which the resistance is not immersion, but placed outside, under the boiler..

      Description    
  VAM grey

(v.1.0)

the first model produced by Arrarex with brand VAM
  VAM  beige

(v.1.1)

model equal to previous, unless the piston with hole on the bottom
  VAM esportazione model produced for export with details in brass
  Vam-Caravel

yellow

intermediatemodel between VAM and Caravel
  Caravel first model - grey

(v.1.0)

the first model produced by Arrarex with brand Caravel. with shaped edge, button to release the boiler, metal button for power regulation
  Caravel first model - green

(v.1.0)

analogous to previous
  Caravel first model - grey

(v.1.1)

model with shaped edges, metal button to release the boiler, plastic button for power regulation
  Caravel first model  - grey

(v.1.1)

analogous to previous but painted with special design (orizontal scratches)
  Caravel first model - amaranth

(v.1.2)

model with rounded edges and lever to release the boiler
  Caravel first model  - green

(v.1.2)

model anologous to previous but with rare green logo sticker  (contributed by Jean-francois)
  Caravel first model - yellow

(v.1.3)

model with piston modified
  Caravel second model - red

(v.2.0)

model with handles modified
  Caravel second model - black

(v.2.0)

model analogous to previous with sticker on the backside modified
  Caravel second model - yellow

(v.2.1)

model with piston without seals
  Caravel third model - orange

(v.3.0)

model with piston without seals and lever handle modified
  Caravel third model - blu

(v.3.1)

analogous to previous with frontal power switch
  Caravel third model - red

(v.3.2)

  model without effigy of caravel
 

 

 

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