I have an old cast iron one my Italian grandfather brought with him from Italy when he came to this country. For years I used it as a decorative item in my kitchen and used an electric one. One day, the electric one broke, so I used my grandfathers sausage stuffer and loved it. If you're ever lucky enough to find one of these, grab it! Again, as I've stated before, when I die, you'll be able to find it on my daughter-in-law's garage sale for $ .10, lol.