Archive for January, 2011

Pressure Gauge

January 18th, 2011

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Silhouette of Tree and Spider Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois

January 17th, 2011

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Giordano Robbiati’s Atomic Coffee Machine

January 16th, 2011

An impressive number of folks easily figured out the mystery machine and after some searching it appears that this a much more iconic device than I thought when it came out of storage. It is an Atomic Coffee Machine designed by Giordano Robbiati of Milan, Italy. The one in our house is a later model than the 1946 design (original patent below) and boasts a number of improvements such as the frother on the side and the pressure gauge on the top. Turns out this beautifully designed item has quite a fanbase and can fetch somewhere between $500-$1,000!

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Another Angle on the Machine

January 15th, 2011

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What the Helen of Thomas is This?

January 14th, 2011

My father brought this dusty old machine out of storage last night and I would be impressive if anyone could guess what it is.

Three vague hints: it’s from the 1970s, has instructions written up on a typewriter by the former owners and requires no electricity.

Answer coming soon…

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Antique Glass Bottle Stem

January 13th, 2011

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Eiffel Tower

January 12th, 2011

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