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skydragondave
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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 3:52pm
Subject: Marzocco Linea Data Plate Missing
 

Hi,
Does anyone know whether Marzocco machines are stamped with a serial number somewhere on the frame? I am trying to identify a 3-group Linea that came to me on a trade-in with the data plate missing. Pretty sure it isn't hot as it was purchased by the previous owner from a well-known Canadian refurbisher. Thanks
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 7:16am
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Right side bottom if I recall correctly

that where the plate should be sorry I misread the post

 
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 7:46am
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The serial number is not stamped anywhere else other than the serial plate.  Depending where it was made there may be some writing on the front top cross bar with the serial number or customer name.  If you send some pictures of inside and outside I may be able to tell you the era.  

If it it a 4 group without a serial plate it may have be a stolen machine.  In 2005 Starbucks was getting rid of their scrap machines in Canada and there were a few companies responsible for the destruction of these machines.  About 100 of these went missing and never recovered.  The serial numbers were turned into authorities across Canada.  There is one additional way to recover a serial number from these machines but takes some specialized equipment not normally available to anyone.


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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 6:41pm
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Thanks Bill and Stefano,
It is a 3-group machine, not a 4-group. Bill, if you'll permit me I'll call you by telephone Monday. I have many connections from my days as a forklift technician and nothing is out of the question. Let me look at the crossmember and see if I find anything. Thank you!
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 6:47pm
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Very, very faint marker: B48        OKI (or OK1)
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 6:53pm
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Posted Sun Mar 16, 2014, 7:06am
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This is a fairly old machine.  It was one of the original Linea models made in the late 80's early 90's.  This is most evident from the groups.  The castings are generation 2 design.   This is the casting that was used at the factory when the Linea was first introduced (now on generation 4.X)

Most all of the parts used today are very similar to your era machine so you should have no problem getting parts.  The front brew switches (white ones) are no linger available from the factory or the manufacturer so if they still work take care of them.  Otherwise you can purchase a retrofit kit to use a different size switch.

Not sure what the OKI would mean if it was in Canada.  There was an OKI Coffee Roaster in Florence Italy that was a fairly big customer in Italy.  La Marzocco used mostly OKI coffee at the factory for the staff.  I loved that stuff!


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Posted Sun Mar 16, 2014, 5:30pm
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Thanks Bill. Do you have any suggestions on how I could acquire a restamped data plate? Commercially, it's kind of useless without one (I'd never sell a machine that was untraceable).
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