Baltimore Tabletop Press Jammed

About seven years ago I purchased a lovely little tabletop press, a Baltimore No. 9. It was fully functional when I bought it. I never used it at the time because I had back-to-back pregnancies and didn’t want to handle the lead type and solvents …

Anyway, I am excited to FINALLY start using the press and set up a work area. However, the press is jammed (see photo for position it’s stuck in). The handle and rollers do not want to move up or down across the plate. I can’t think of why, as it’s been safely stored this whole time. Any advice for troubleshooting this? Thanks in advance!

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