Champion Blower & Forge Company

Lancaster, PA - The company was chartered 1/31/1887 by A. B. Sheaffer, L. B. and H. B. Keifer, H. M. Houser, and J. L. Huye.  We do find reference in the Portrait and Biographical Record of Lancaster, PA to Morris Zook also being a founder.

On April 5, 1888, the entire works was destroyed by fire.

On January 25, 1896, the entire works was destroyed by fire again.

By 1920, Henry B. Keiper (likely misspelled in the charter announcement above "Keifer") is President of the company.

In May of 1943, the company president, Charles B. Long, passes away.

At some point in 1970, it appears the company moved to Roselle Illinois.

In August of 1976, Henry K. Long (H. B. Keiper is his maternal grandfather) is President of the company.

Google Patent results for Henry B. Keiper / DATAMP Results for Keiper