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Old Victoria Ardurio Machine...worth anything?

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I have had an old Victoria Arduiro Machine that came into to my possession a few months ago. Googling around I can't find any images that match it exactly. I wondered if anyone might know anything about it? Does it have any value as  an actually coffee maker or would it just be decorative (if someone was particularly into "OTT banana-republic dictator chic")?

If it's worth anything at all I would be tempted to sell it to fund a Gaggia Classic or something to replace my current De Longhi machine that is not the best.

I don't have any other bits (eg. no portafilter or steam spout). It definitely needs some electrical work as when I tried turning it on it immediately tripped the kitchen trip switch!

Anyway, awaiting opinions with interest...

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9 hours ago, timmys said:

I have had an old Victoria Arduiro Machine that came into to my possession a few months ago. Googling around I can't find any images that match it exactly. I wondered if anyone might know anything about it? Does it have any value as  an actually coffee maker or would it just be decorative (if someone was particularly into "OTT banana-republic dictator chic")?

If it's worth anything at all I would be tempted to sell it to fund a Gaggia Classic or something to replace my current De Longhi machine that is not the best.

I don't have any other bits (eg. no portafilter or steam spout). It definitely needs some electrical work as when I tried turning it on it immediately tripped the kitchen trip switch!

Anyway, awaiting opinions with interest...

If you google "Victoria Arduino Brass" then click  Images you get quite a few come up... 

https://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/help-getting-information-about-this-victoria-arduino-t29921.html

Here's a link to Home-Barista.. seems like someone has asked the same question (2014) The guy answering him seems to know a bit about it...

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As for value not really sure? It's nice thou.. In a brass coal scuttle sort of way ;)

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Thanks, I'd found that thread previously - seems to be about the best source of info I could find too.

 

It's certainly unique looking - my feeling was it was the sort of thing Mussolini might have in his office!

 

Anyway, I'm going to shove it on eBay and see what happens. Was just informed my car needs a £5,500 engine replacement so try to scrape together all the pennies I can :(

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Now he WAS a Fascist!

 

Cant see any coffee machines?

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