I mentioned the lever machine was a Nuova Simonelli. NS owns the Victoria Arduino product line which the lever machine comes from. Here it is, slightly dismantled, sans lever, ready for delivery to DC.
I am a French-Canadian ex-patriot living in the U.S. Well O.K., I was never a "patriot" to begin with. I live in West Chester PA, and my regular coffee stomping grounds range from Pittsburgh to North Jersey to Center City Philadelphia.a>