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"BROOMMAKER"
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  • 1) Fabricates brooms from broomcorn fibers, using one of following methods: Inserts and clamps broom handle in winder.

  • 2) Threads end of wire from reel through hole in handle and nails, ties, or staples wire to handle.

  • 3) Places layers of fiber onto handle and depresses pedal to rotate handle to wrap wire around fiber.

  • 4) Spreads fibers around under wire as winder turns.

  • 5) Trims excess fiber around each layer, using knife.

  • 6) Hooks leather strap around body of broom to secure it while winding subsequent layers.

  • 7) Pounds fibers to pack and shape broom shoulders, using mallet.

  • 8) Wraps and fastens wire around neck of broom handle with stapler.

  • 9) Weighs brooms on scales to verify conformance to standard.

  • 10) Gathers cut and graded broomcorn into bundle according to size required for broom.

  • 11) Inserts broom handle into plastic cone and staples cone to broom handle, using stapling machine.

  • 12) Dips base of broomcorn bundle in pot of hot tar, inserts base into cone, flattens cone and broomcorn into fan-flare shape, using vise.

  • 13) Staples cone to broomcorn, using stapling machine, and stacks brooms for further processing.

  • 14) May pull broom through stemmer to remove coarse or short fibers.

 

 

 


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DOT:   739.684-018

Job Number: 9693