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Topic: Old Roasters and more (13 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: Rich
It's been some time since I last posted to this group, so I thought a
reintroduction would be in order. My name is Richard Hagan and I live in
Palo Alto CA. I have been home roasting for a number of years now using a
$3.00 West Bend Poppery I acquired at a local thrift store. This Sherman
tank popper seems to just keep on running like the Energizer bunny. I bought
a Hearthware Gourmet but it was just to darn noisy.
A few years ago my wife mentioned that I needed a hobby.  A close friend of
mine was the one who got me interested in home roasting. Just for fun I
decided to put up a web site and collect a few coffee related items so I
could add them to the site. The site kinda got away from me. I started
collecting 19th Century Coffee Roasters. Because they are very difficult to
find, even on ebay, I started collecting vacuum brewers. I love to research
their history and locate patents if granted. A roaster that I recently
acquired was manufactured in 1865, and if you study its patent I am sure
that you would agree that if manufactured today many of you would buy it.
This roaster was called a Clockwork Roaster and you wound it up with a key.
You can view it at,http://www.oldcoffeeroasters.com/c_a__mills.htmAfter
reading about this roaster click on Home and visit the other areas of my
site where you will find vacuum brewers along with scanned catalogue's from
Cory and Silex. Check out the early Sunbeam glass vacuum pots and the
earliest Coffeemaster with the Brew Top.
I hope you enjoy my site and if you have any questions or comments please
feel free to email me at RichJH My wife needs to know that all
my effort was not wasted.
Rich

2) From: Hugh Solaas
Great site, Rich.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Tell your wife you've got
my vote!
--Hugh

3) From: cationic
Rich,
I did enjoy your site - fascinating stuff. Your wife needn't worry about
your effort being wasted.
Regards,
Rafael

4) From: Mike Geis

5) From: Richard
Rich wrote:
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Yep, how's it going? Good to hear from you.
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You know, I seem to remember that a while ago Tom had mentioned and
provided links to a site where someone was working on just such a
roaster. It was a nice piece, a bit over designed (big/heavy) if I
remember correctly and expensive (while in the prototype or low
production volume) phase. The key elements were that it was a wind up
drum roaster intended to be used in an oven.
So interesting, everything new's old.
Richard
-- 
Richard Schwaninger
"Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable
of doing. Mounainteering is above all a matter of integrity".
Gaston Rebuffat

6) From: Richard
Tom & Maria wrote:
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Hey, not a problem. I'll patent the old one and ....
Richard
-- 
Richard Schwaninger
"Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable
of doing. Mounainteering is above all a matter of integrity".
Gaston Rebuffat

7) From: Tom & Maria
I saw that clockwork roaster too ...Rich, did you see discussion on htis
list a month ago or so about a guy who is trying to come out with a new
stainless steel clockwork roaster? Its for oven use. I am not sure whether
he is going to be able to produce them in terms of cost, and if they will
work well, but I was pleased to see the antique prescedent for his idea. I
do not think he ever heard of it!
Tom
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8) From: Rich
Tom,
I remember when we had the discussion on this oven roaster. Do you still
have the URL for this roaster?
Rich

9) From: espressomio
Actually, I have pictures of this roaster, front, back and sideways but darned
if I can remember the URL for the site I got it off.  Do you want me to post
these pictures on the "files anywhere" site?
Rich wrote:
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Richard (Dick) Heggs
Beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
Homeroasting P(Mark I),espresso, drip--since 1997-established 1938http://members.home.net/espressomio/

10) From: Andrew Bowman
 
Yes, Tom sells them at sweetmarias.
I have one and it works great...
andy
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From: "Angelo" 
Reply-To: homeroast
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Subject: Re: + Old Roasters and more
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 17:05:43 -0400
On the subject of spring-driven motorsI ask the question. Has anybody one on
a Whirley-pop type popcorn maker, and if yes, where can we get it? I know
that I have seen this, but can not, for the life of me, remember where I
did..help!
Ciao,
Angelo
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11) From: Angelo
On the subject of spring-driven motorsI ask the question. Has anybody one on
a Whirley-pop type popcorn maker, and if yes, where can we get it? I know
that I have seen this, but can not, for the life of me, remember where I
did..help!
Ciao,
Angelo

12) From: Angelo
Due to the typo's and poor sentance construction in my post, I think you may
have misunderstood my question. I know about the whirley-pop(I have a
couple). What I wanted to know was whether anyone has seen the same type of
popper with a wind-up motor which drives the vanes at the bottom of the pot?
I have come across these (of course, at a time I wasn't interested in them),
and was wondering if anyone could point me to one..
Thanks,
Angelo
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13) From: Tom & Maria
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Its a great idea. Imagine a spring-loaded WP that leaves your hands free
and you can just stand by and listen for the cracks ...wow! That would be
awesome!
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