Joseph Hadacek said in Restoring old enterprise:
Back in the day these units were referred to as lard press, fruit press and butchering on the farm were put to good use! Cooking down fat from pigs and then leftovers into the press you made cracklings ! A litte salt and that was just like eating popcorn . We used the press to make sausage links and baloney ! I have one which I used until it got to heavy to move around so I completely restored it and bought a new vertical unit! Parts are available on Google
Weight is one of the drawbacks of these stuffers, but the fact that there are so many still around is a testimony to their durability and functionality.
I retired my 8 quart Enterprise because of the weight issue, but I now use a 6 quart cast iron model with a cylinder that is removable from the frame, piston and gear drive. This is a huge improvement and makes cleanup much easier and is the design most of the modern SS stuffers are patterned after.
I also added a custom extended crank to mine which offers a lot of added leverage when stuffing snack sticks or other small diameter sausages.