Gothot, 8-10 kilo - antique German "PROJECT" roaster
This is all in pieces - and requires lots of loving assembly - as this is a project in working history. To my knowledge, it is all there - even though in several boxes . . . and there is not history, no photos, no nothing - except that no two pieces have the same bolt patterns . . . so if it doesn't fit - then it does go there !!! Now that is smiple.
This machine has been used for coffee displays and occasional trade fairs for the past 30 years that I know about and was non operational before then . . . so we do not know the mechanical work-ability but, in theory, about the worst case would be old bearings (however the drum rotates smoothly and quietly) and and really bad wiring which will all have to be redone. The Motor is the old method of brushes on the armature - so electrical history buffs will appreciate that one. The drum opens via a mechanical worm-gear that internally opens a trap door in the bottom of the drum - and the same spin on the main front wheel-opener does the closing. Then your coffee is in the cooler and the management lever has to engaged for the cooler stirflex to begin cooling, then when finished, you open the exit door of the cooler and the coffee comes out as the stirflex rotates.
An external motor must drive a chain that turns the drum and runs the fan for the exhaust. Keep in mind that the frame and drum contact parts are all cast iron - with industrial strength steel where flat pieces are shown. It looks like the some of the trim pieces are copper plated or copper covered. This machine is a beauty and cries out to be seen . . . working or not.
We do not have exact dims at this time . . . but the roaster stands about 68" or close to 6' tall sitting on that pallet and that would indicate the footprint floor-space would be about 34" square . . . and this is just a good guestament. Shipping weight may well be close to 800 pounds. What you see is what you get . . . and we will try to learn more is this is a project that you want to do. There should be a roaster exhaust fan connected to the top of the roaster but at this time, I do not know if that is available or not.
The pretty red tag taped to the front control is optional as it has nothing to do with running the roaster.
Call for more details so that we can be as instructive as possible.
Price: $16,000 and crated for domestic shipping only . . . extra charge if export crating is required. This is not "lets make a deal time" either - as the seller knows the value and and has financial reasons for letting it go . . . and all I care is that it get into the hands of someone who will turn this into a work of art as it truly represents. I know of people in Europe that may be able to help with history and I will give it my all to provide whatever is needed - but this is a restoration project and if you do not have the time or the talent to handle this long of a project - then buy a new cast iron roaster for slightly more money - so, if you are not committed to doing a mechanical restoration then call as we can get you into something more fitting.