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  • 1) Compresses lumps of tobacco into plugs of chewing tobacco in hand shapes, performing any combination of following tasks: Greases sinkers to prevent lumps from sticking, using cloth saturated with liquid paraffin or petrolatum.

  • 2) Places sinkers and frames into shape boxes and fills frame cells with specified number of lumps.

  • 3) Positions filled shape box under ram of hydraulic press and turns valve to lower ram onto shapes that compress lumps into plugs.

  • 4) Removes shape boxes from press and sinkers and frames from shape box.

  • 5) Knocks plugs from frame cells, using rake or metal bar.

  • 6) Stacks plugs on table for further processing.

  • 7) Cleans tin plates in washing machine or with cloth and water.




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DOT:   520.687-050

Job Number: 7614