Descriptions of Occupations: Textiles and Clothing

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Clothing trade - 94 pages
 

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Page 59 - Kindred occupation: Weaver, wool manufacturing. Description: The weaver watches the cloth carefully as it is woven and changes the filling In the shuttles as it runs out, also pieces up threads that break in the warp. In some cases a weaver must oil and clean his own loom. On machines other than the automatic the chief duty is putting fresh bobbins into the empty shuttles and starting tlie shuttle in the machine.
Page 59 - ... the automatic the chief duty is putting fresh bobbins into the empty shuttles and starting the shuttle in the machine. The work is light, but requires the worker to be on his feet most of tho time.
Page 31 - In some cases a weaver must oil and clean his own loom. On machines other than the automatic the chief duty is putting fresh bobbins into the empty shuttles and starting the shuttle in the machine. The work is light but requires the worker to be on his feet most of the time. Close attention is necessary. Both men and women are employed. Qualifications Must be able to stand most of the time. The weaver must be able to tell when cloth is not being woven properly, and know how to "pick out
Page 29 - In wool manufacturing, though the work is somewlmt simpler. He feeds the roll of lap into the cards and doffs or takes off the cans of sliver as they become filled. Each worker tends a large number of machines and is kept pretty actively engaged. The work is moderately heavy. Men are always employed. Qualifications: Ability to do moderately heavy work. Ordinary ability. TENDER, COMBER TIER Kindred Occupation: Comber tender, wool. Description: The comber tender does the same work as the comber tender...

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