I know anything of this machine unfortunately, neither the gauge neither the manufacturer, nor the source!
And I have only one photograph!!
It is a pity!
While watching your website I came across the portable hand canon under curios & antique weaponry.
I have some information about this device and a lot of photos if you're interested.
It isn't what you think it is, but still a very cool and collectable piece though.
The device is a punch capsulator for capping wine bottles with tin/lead caps from the early 1900's.
It was used with a lead/tin capsule to add the crimp on the bottle by rotating the device. Inside the capsulator is a rubber/leather O-ring to crimp the capsule around the neck.
There are three variations I found so far, marked: HT182, BrevetÚs S.G.D.G. and a third version that is a little different. All of them have some sort of falling star as a logo.
Note from Littlegun: Thanks a lot to Marc for this nice info. Identification is sometimes a very delicate thing!!!
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