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#51 Gator Bob

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

Mr. Charles Brown was an employee at the Champion shop in Chamblee.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:10 PM

Charlie "Buster" Brown was a comic character from the early 1900s, then the name and character was picked up by Schultz for his comic strip.
The packaging shows this:

 

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:47 PM

Dokk, Who is Charlie "Buster" Brown ? Maybe one time you will take my word on this stuff, you know a lot .. not everything.

 

Buster Brown was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard Felton Outcault who was known for his association with the Brown Shoe Company.

 

This is Buster Brown ... didn't you wear these shoes, ;)

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This Charlie Brown.

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Well look who we have here.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

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"Buster" Brown was patterned after a real live person called Charles Brown, possibly tied (not a pun) with the shoe company, who knows. There is a Lehmann windup toy issued in 1902 of which the "English" version is called Charlie "Buster" Brown. That,  I know because I had one and the tin figure wears the exact same hat as the Buster Brown character.
The Champion motor's moniker appears to be patterned after Buster Brown of which image evolved over time, and not the modern Charlie Brown created by Schulz, and yes, it is possible that it may also relate to Chuck Brown, the Champion employee. Maybe you should ask Bob Rule, he might remember.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:14 AM

Bob,

"Buster" Brown was patterned after a real live person called Charles Brown, possibly tied (not a pun) with the shoe company, who knows.


 (The name "Buster" came directly or indirectly from the popularity of Buster Keaton, then a child actor in vaudeville.)
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:19 AM

I might have gotten the parts, mixed with others, to a 525 motor last week but the can has no markings. Was the large can bearing housed in aluminum only used on 525 motors? The melted endbell did have the extra brass plate heat sinks. Was there anything that would distinguish the armature?


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 01:38 AM

Don, did you ever get your answer.  I have a 525 can looking to identify the arm also.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 02:28 AM

Martin,
Read the bottom of Don's post.

He passed almost 3 years ago.

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 12:34 AM

Thanks Mike, sorry to hear that. RIP Don.

 

Maybe someone else can help me identify a vintage Champion arm.

Diameter and length of stack. Type of com. etc.


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