RARE LA PAVONI PROFESSIONAL PREMILLENUM COFFEE LEVER ESPRESSO MACHINE. The La Pavoni was featured in a major James Bond film scene.Rare La Pavoni Professional Made in Italy. The machine presents very well, especially for age. I will leave any upgrades, refinements and/or restoration to the new owner. As with any vintage espresso/coffee maker of this age, it might benefit from servicing for optimal performance. I used it for several months with no problems. The heater element warms quickly and makes good espresso coffee and steam. There are areas of oxidation as well as some minor paint loss consistent with age and use.
Pressure indicator works but it does not start from 0 as seen in pics. Plug: Nice condition grounded UL Listed plug. Cups: 8 (these are small European sized cups). See manufacturers web site for details.
Steam wand makes nice cappuccino, heats the milk quickly too. Im not very good at espresso art but this has made nice designs in cappuccino. Approx dimensions: Height 16 1/4 at top of handle & 12 3/8 at top of tank cap X Width 8 X Depth 11 1/2. History according to web search. La Pavoni Spa was founded in Milan in 1905 thanks to Desiderio Pavoni in a little workshop at Via Parini.
His first invention was patented by Luigi Bezzera, on 1st September 1902, and gave life to the first espresso coffee machine for coffee bars. Leaders in domestic machines, the Europiccola and Professional models of La Pavoni espresso machines represent a co-ordination of elegance, quality and reliability. Manufactured since 1961, La Pavoni machines will never be out of fashion. According to the manufacturers website, the Professional model is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In the 1961, developing an idea by a Milanese artisan, the first electrical machine for domestic use was created.
This machine could brew espresso coffee and hot drinks, just like the way they were made in the coffee bar. That machine was called "Europiccola". In 1977, the "Europiccola" was coupled with the new machine, the "Professional", whose boiler enabled to obtain 16 coffees to be made consecutively. This model was equipped with a manometer indicating the boiler pressure.
The history of "Pavoni domestic" is identified with the history of the Europiccola, which inspired all models that have been produced over the decades, including the Professional model offered in this ad. The machine was designed to be simple and long lasting with safety features such as pressure release. In its simplicity, there is perfection and dependability over time. Each component was designed to last and operate harmoniously with all others. Caution: Always check the water level and follow manufacturers directions.
This machine is used and shows signs of use/age including surface oxidation and chipped paint. The item "LA PAVONI PROFESSIONAL PREMILLENIUM COFFEE LEVER ESPRESSO MACHINE-JAMES BOND" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021.This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Small Kitchen Appliances\Coffee, Tea & Espresso Makers\Espresso & Cappuccino Machines". The seller is "brucejoan93" and is located in Buffalo, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.