Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ATOMIC style

My loves of metal crafting and culinary leads me to dig deep in the history books for cool stuff that cross both paths. Sometimes I come accross some neat things; most of the time they are all from the 1930s to the 1970s when metal and labor was cheap and it was easy to over build stuff.

This time I ran accross a rad little espresso maker that was built in the late 1950s by a company called Atomic. The neat part about this little beast is it was a full sand casted aluminum construction.

The idea was the maker to sit over an slow simmering flame while it the water starts to boil. Then it steams the espresso beans just like electric espresso machines at Starbucks and the steam also provides the steam for the milk. 

The cool part about this little beast is that anyone can make something like it. The design is very easy and simple but the company Atomic took the simple idea and threw some style on it.  

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