The Shaper has been sandblasted and looks like new.

We have an urgent request. Does anyone, in their stash of photographs, have a picture of this machine when it was in situ in the workshops at least10 years ago, please? Our HLF Student, Ed, would love to get this machine back operational before his course ends.

There are some parts missing around the plate area and this particular machine is proving to be pretty unique and searches on the Internet are proving fruitless, despite having the maker information. One picture was found but it didn’t have the angle that would help.

If you have any information regarding this machine, please contact me on and I will pass the information to Ed.