|Father's Design Produced by Farm-eze|
|Produced by His Company|
My father went to the effort to get patents on his ideas and made contracts where he would receive royalty payments for units other companies would produce while still being able to produce in his own small manufacturing business. At one meeting the sales people were talking about how many of a large farm item they could sell, my father said, "I can't even paint that many"!
|Clevis Drawing for Patent|
It would appear eventually larger companies would copy his ideas anyway but patents only run so many years. He once noticed a component from a John Deere product looked almost exactly like the same part in his design, I think he was flattered. His business was a huge part of his life and he worked in his shop until he just couldn't any longer. Recently I found a video segment of him demonstrating several of the metal working machines he used.
History of Champall Manufacturing Video