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Job Description:

  • 1) Lays out pattern and shapes sheet metal into brass-wind instrument bells and bell necks, using templates, machine tools, handtools, and blueprints: Traces pattern of bell onto metal, using scribe and template or blueprint.

  • 2) Cuts out bell blank, using hand or power shears.

  • 3) Hammers blank over bell-shaped mandrel, and butts seam, using notching tool.

  • 4) Brazes seam, using torch.

  • 5) Smooths seam, using hammer or file.

  • 6) Operates draw bench or arbor press equipped with expandable lead plug to shape and smooth bell and bell neck over mandrel.

  • 7) Operates spinning lathe to spin bell head and to form bead at tip of bell head.

  • 8) Anneals previously shaped bell necks, using hand torch to soften metal for further bending.

  • 9) Removes scratches from bell, using abrasive-coated cloth.

  • 10) May be designated by instrument as Bell Maker, Sousaphones.




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DOT:   730.381-014

Job Number: 715