This is our oldest and most unique chocolate making machine. Our longitudinal conche was made in Langenthal, Switzerland by the U. Ammann company sometime around 1915. It was used in the Suchard factory from 1915 to 1990, until Suchard was bought by Toblerone and the factory was closed down. The conche would have been built into the factory into a brick foundation, so when it was dismantled there was no frame, just the white tanks on the upper half of the machine. The conche drifted around for awhile until it found a home in a barn in Hamburg, Germany, where it lived for at least a decade. Then in the early 2000’s, Steve DeVries, one of the early craft chocolate makers, brought it back from Hamburg to Denver, which is where we found it and purchased it from him.