Old american industrial screw press with a centrally located iron screw shaft retaining the original wheel with tapered wood handle. the varnished oak wood press works by using the coarse screw to convert the rotation of the handle or "drive-wheel" into a small downward movement of greater force. the overhead handle did not contain flyweights. the unique vintage industrial press remains in excellent working condition. measures 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 18 inches.