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WOHLSCHLAGEL
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012, 9:31pm
Subject: Riviera Espresso Machine
 

]Hi, I'm new here and I joined because I'm looking for info on this machine. I've searched everywhere online and only found machines with one lever but I haven't been able to find out anything about a machine like mine with two, it is also in very nice condition, it almost looks like its brand new and just came out of the box. I was told it works fine, it was used in a very upscale country club that upgraded to a machine that could do 4 at a time. Any info or a manual would be appreciated, or if anyone has any idea of what one of these is worth or what it might of sold for new I'm very curious. Thanks!

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Note...moved by Moderator to Lever machines. Or perhaps photo-shopped lever machines. LOL
I have NEVER seen a Riviera like this one.

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WOHLSCHLAGEL
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:26pm
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Thanks for moving it, I realized I posted in the wrong section after I posted.
And no it's no photoshop that's the real deal, and that's exactly why I posted it here, I've never seen one until now, and I'm trying to learn more about it if anyone out there has any info on it. Thanks!
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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 2:22pm
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WOHLSCHLAGEL Said:

Thanks for moving it, I realized I posted in the wrong section after I posted.
And no it's no photoshop that's the real deal, and that's exactly why I posted it here, I've never seen one until now, and I'm trying to learn more about it if anyone out there has any info on it. Thanks!

Posted June 27, 2012 link

Eric sir, my sincere apologies.
According to a fellow named Tomaso at Zacconi, the “Two Group Riviera Espresso” coffee machine (a few units)  like in your picture picture was made in the 1990s and almost exclusively for the U.S.A. market.
This model of coffee machines was sold by “Thomas Cara Ltd” – San Francisco. They are very well known for being lever afficionados.
Then the manufacture was abandoned because it became too expensive make them.

Thanks to Doug at Orphan espresso for his referral.

Eric, sorry it took me so long to get to this, and again, my apologies for questioning your photo.

The Riv is a fine machine, and none out there better looking. Right up there with the MCAL in the beauty department.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 8:35am
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Hi I am trying to find out a little bit of information about my coffee machine. It is  a Riviera but not sure what model and what its value might be?
It is in very good condition and works well.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 9:00am
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mattsteve46 Said:

Hi I am trying to find out a little bit of information about my coffee machine. It is  a Riviera but not sure what model and what its value might be?
It is in very good condition and works well.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

Posted July 16, 2012 link

You need to post your own thread, and a picture of your machine.
It's not proper etiquette to direct a thread away from the OP's topic.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 9:09am
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That is one cool looking machine, would buy it just to display lol. Never seen a dual lever.
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 9:11am
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Sorry I've never done this before. I will try to do it now.
Thanks
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 9:29am
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mattsteve46 Said:

Sorry I've never done this before. I will try to do it now.
Thanks

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No worries. Ya gotta jump into the pool sometime. :>D
I'll delete your post here when you posted up with pix.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:22pm
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Whoa! That's some double trouble right there. Too cool!
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