Tend machines that remove tacking stitches from selvages of fabric.

What does a Detacker do?

Tends machine that removes tacking stitches from selvages of fabric and opens fabric to full width after wet processing: Clips tacking stitches with knife and ravels out length of stitching by hand. Feeds end of fabric over beating roller and through takeoff rollers and swing-folding attachment. Laps end of raveled stitching around reel and starts machine that ravels out stitching and opens cloth to full width. Guides cloth from swing-folding attachment into handtruck. May sew end of cloth to end of cloth in machine to form continuous strip, using sewing machine.