I PURCHASED A PRESS!!
As of today I'm the proud owner of this beautiful Praga press. Thank you to everyone who helped this dream come true! A special thank you to the team at Art Gym Denver that helped me break down this machine into five massive, heavy pieces and move it 60 miles.
It says it right there in the original manual that was passed on with the press: "'Praga' means lifetime quality." I believe it and I'm now one step closer to opening my very own shop some day.