"Cydrome Leader" wrote in message
It's some sort of press with a heavy wheel that spins back and forth
presses on the work using a heavy screw.
No audio needed, just watch about 10 seconds
What's the history of these, any is it something uncommon in the US?
I've seen them in a blackmith shop but never in the New England
museums or used machinery stores I've visited. That may only mean they
sell quickly, like anvils and other desirable small-shop machinery.
The blacksmith had custom forging dies in them to leave his power
hammer free for general work.