It's probably a stat camera used for various kinds of repro work in the printing industry. These are often difficult to repurpose for other things, though they may come with interesting lenses, and it might be possible to adapt parts of it, like a vacuum back as a vacuum easel, bellows for making your own ULF camera, etc.

Are you sure it isn't built into the darkroom? Sometimes these are set up with the front of the camera in one room with copy lights and a vertical easel, and the back of the camera in the darkroom for loading, unloading, and immediate processing.