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  • 1) Tends machine that adds silk-like luster to cotton cloth and increases strength and affinity of cloth for dyes: Mounts roll of cloth on machine or pulls supply cloth from handtruck or overhead poteyes and sews end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine.

  • 2) Turns valve to admit caustic into vats and handwheel to adjust tenter frame clips to maintain tension on cloth and prevent shrinkage as cloth passes through soapy-water spray.

  • 3) Sets thermostat to control temperature of caustic bath.

  • 4) Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine units to detect holes in cloth and torn selvages.

  • 5) Cuts out defects, using scissors, and seams ends of cloth.

  • 6) Turns knobs on control panel to synchronize motor speeds of machine units.

  • 7) Adds soap to wash bath as suds are depleted.




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DOT:   584.685-014

Job Number: 1999