When our Director, John Sturgess, was still at secondary school he would work for his father on Saturday mornings and holidays. One of his jobs was to run an old manual injection moulding machine to produce a part for weaving machinery. These machines had no hydraulics and relied on the operator to be the power source, the only other power is 240v for the barrel heater. During a visit to a toolmaker several years ago John came across a machine very similar to the one he ran as a teenager and persuaded the company owner to part with it. It was then cleaned and repainted just to use as an exhibit.
Whilst it’s still in very good condition it has not been be used for a very long time and as a result, it’s become very stiff and lost a few parts along the way.
We’ve decided that it’s a great project for Liam to work on. It’s definitely repairable and with the support of his mentor Gordon (and we’re sure that all the workforce will help) we know that Liam can restore it into full working order.
Once Liam has repaired it we’ve invited some of the past and present Francis Shaw team along to see it back in working order, we can’t wait to watch them in action.
We’re really excited about Liam’s challenge and will be sharing his story on social media along the way, we’d love for you to keep checking in with how he’s doing and to hear your feedback! To follow MGS on twitter click here.
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