In 1964 Larry Gordon got the idea for a shaping machine. He had a relative who was an inventor named Herb Bent. Herb had designed and built a lot of the machines at Gordon Plastics (Larry’s father’s-business) Larry & Herb worked in their spare time for months on the weekendsof the G&S models. It was created because of the lack of good shapers at the time. #firstshapingmachine
Once better shapers were available, it got shelved for more shaping rooms....
Photo: Bill Yerkes aka Balsa Bill