Model 8-C Fuse Router "Universal Horizontal Routing Machine"
The Model 8-C Fuse Router (officially a "Universal Horizontal Routing Machine")
was introduced to the product line during WW I. George II was approached by a Mr.
Lassiter, (formerly a customer at American Locomotive Co.) on behalf of the
U.S. government to build a machine which would cut a powder groove in artillery
shells to extreme (for then) levels of precision. George was approached because
the job seemed to be an engraving effort. By the end of the war, Gorton Machine
had shipped more than 1000 No. 8-C fuse routers.