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Broom Stitcher

Operate machines to stitch twines through broom fibers.

What does a Broom Stitcher do?

Operates machine to stitch twine through broom fibers to strengthen and shape body of broom: Inserts and tightens jaws in vise that holds broom for stitching. Attaches ratchet and turns lever to set number, rows, and length of stitches. Inserts and clamps brush end of broom in vise. Cuts specified length of twine for each course, using knife. Wraps twine around broom and pulls one end between fibers, using hook, and threads other end through needle. Pushes vise into stitcher and starts machine to stitch fibers. May buckle leather strap around broom to hold it during stitching.