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1940-1950 In the early 1940s, two products in particular characterized the modernity and "rebirth" of Italy: the Lambretta (motor scooter made by Innocenti) and the first automatic coffee machine, made by Victoria Arduino. Caffè Berardo was inaugurated in Rome in 1950 and since it was next to Montecitorio, it soon became a meeting place for the middle and political classes. The machines chosen by Caffè Berardo were two Victoria Arduino machines with 4 groups, the Supervat lever model. The first “mobile bars” began to leave the workshops of Victoria Arduino and were the forerunners to what would become the bar kiosk In just a short time, the mobile bar became sufficiently established to become part of the scenery at the most important Trade Fairs, such as Fiera di Milano, and they were immediately a popular fixture at major train stations.