Please help me ID this tabletop press

Can anyone help identify the machine I bought on ebay? “Caxton Press” is molded into the press, but I have not been able to locate any information on it. I am new to letterpress and thank you for your help in advance! The winner gets a latte in NYC (transportation not included). See more photos at:

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You can find info on that press right here:

Um… Venti White Chocolate Mocha, skim no whip.

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This was made by Curtis & Mitchell about 1875. The chase size is 4x6. They also made a “Caxtonette” a “Ruby” (Waffle Iron Press) and three other sizes of tabletop presses known as “Columbians” They also made a Columbian Rotary. See the Briar Press Museum under Caxton and Curtis & Mitchell.