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  • 1) Prepares hog bristles and other brush-filling materials, such as horsehair, nylon, and vegetable fibers for use in brushes: Aligns bristles, to ensure that flagged ends are together, and discards defective bristles.

  • 2) Ties bundle of bristles to prevent bending and places it in rack.

  • 3) Uses hoist to lower rack of bundles into vat of boiling water to remove natural curl of bristle.

  • 4) Removes rack after specified time and places it on dolly or in oven to dry.

  • 5) Places bundle of bristles in carton and labels carton according to length, origin, grade, and color of contents or spreads bristles in rows on tray for mixing and blending operations.

  • 6) Prepares other brush-filling materials by straightening, combing, cutting, and tying them according to type of material and intended use.

  • 7) Holds bundle of material against grinding wheel to flag ends, to trim butt ends, and to polish material.

  • 8) Selects filling material according to formula and lays it on workbench in prescribed manner prior to processing by mixing machine.

  • 9) May pack material in carton.

  • 10) May place bristles in sterilizer to kill germs.

  • 11) May dye bristles specified color, using dyeing vat.

  • 12) May shape, soften, and clean bristles, using machines that cut, split, and grind bristles.




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Job Number: 1165