I found this Wadkin EP shaper on e-bay this morning. Interestingly, the table appears to have been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. This basically moves the operator position to the right side of the shaper. I’m trying to figure out why you’d do this.
The shaper on the left is the machine in question. The shaper on the right is the same model from the 1936 Wadkin catalogue. This setup looks like it would be pretty uncomfortable to use (no overhang, handwheel/spinner at gut/groin level).