iko Senior Member Joined: 30 Aug 2013 Posts: 47 Location: Toronto Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 8:49pm Subject: Re: Help identifying lever type
Hm... that may be the case. I asked the owner and he said this is the first version of the Musette and the lever acts left to right. I can't imagine it's a screw type piston, so it must be steam/valve as you say.
crazy4espresso Senior Member Joined: 18 Jan 2008 Posts: 129 Location: Toronto Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013, 5:53am Subject: Re: Help identifying lever type
Was the Musette not a spring lever machine? I'm guessing that this design actually followed the lever, and that it contains a water pump, which the lever engages. Given the era (60's, 70's?), this would make sense. I'm not buying that this is steam powered from an earlier period. Only way to know is to ask the seller. If he says it works, he should be able to hear a pump running, unless he's not willing to test it. As for value, if it's functioning, I'm sure someone would pay $500.
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