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  • 1) Tends machine that sews sheets of gathered and collated signatures and sews signatures into book form preparatory to binding: Threads needles, adjusts machine bed to width of signatures, sets feed arms for size of signatures, and passes tape through guides, following written instructions.

  • 2) Opens signature and places it over feed arm.

  • 3) Depresses pedal to revolve feed arm, sew signature, and present another arm in feeding position.

  • 4) Places signatures in succession on feed arms, depressing pedal to sew individual signatures and to stitch sewed signatures together.

  • 5) Stops machine when delivery table is full.

  • 6) Cuts stitching holding books together, and stacks separated books.

  • 7) May stitch or fasten endpapers or linings to first and last signatures of books.

  • 8) May stitch signatures and apply glue along binding edge of first and last signatures to reinforce binding of book bodies.

  • 9) May specialize in stitching cut or shaved spine of books preparatory to rebinding for resale or reuse.

  • 10) May be known by type of book stitched and be designated Blankbook-Stitching-Machine Operator I.




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Job Number: 992