Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Champion No. 12 Channeling and Grooving Machine

OK World who else has one of these? This thing is seriously rare; I have reached out to all of the North America shoe machine companies and NOTHING, its like the machine came from outer-space.
I am hoping that my friends from around the world can help, I need any print data on it. 

To get it to Michigan I had to have it shipped from Hawaii, it didn't get to Hawaii by itself now did it?

I am in the middle of a complete restoration, it was completely frozen, none of the rotating parts would move. With great care and patience I freed up and removed everything down to the castings.

It's all there except for the broken knife blade and the grooving cutter. I think I know how it works and what it was intended to do, I am sure I can get it to cut channels.
Well I am nothing but being a tenacious searcher; I started with the names of the Champion Engineer guys that I knew of and added "patent" to the search and came up with THE patent docs on the No. 12!

These and the full patent description are going to make all the difference!!! Now I know what the one missing part is supposed to look like.

So now I have a special update to the patent drawings for you;

Thats much better! A few hours on PS and we have something that really pops.

More to come:::