Compound Finisher

Tend mixing machines to finish mixing of matchhead compounds.

What does a Compound Finisher do?

Tends mixing machine to finish mixing of matchhead compound to produce mixture of specified viscosity: Lifts kettles of compounds from cart onto mixer with hoist. Starts mixer and pours dye solution into compound. Sets thermostat or opens valve to admit steam into jacket around kettle to heat compound if specified, and verifies temperature with thermometer. Fills graduated dipper with compound and times flow of compound from dipper with stopwatch to test viscosity. Adds specified ingredient according to test results until viscosity is correct.