Drawing Frame Tender

Tend drawing frames that combine several strands of sliver into one strand.

What does a Drawing Frame Tender do?

Tends drawing frames that combine several strands of sliver into one strand, distributing weight uniformly, and arranging fibers in parallel order: Pulls cans of sliver to creeling position. Threads end of sliver through guides, stop-motion device, drawing rollers, condenser, and coiler head, and into revolving can, or attaches sliver to preceding end by overlapping and twisting ends with fingers. Presses button to start machines, and patrols machines to observe flow of sliver and signal lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver break. Repairs breaks in sliver by matting and rolling broken ends together between thumb and fingers. Replaces filled cans of sliver from coiler head with empty cans. Notifies repair personnel of machine malfunctions. Cleans rollers with airhose. May oil machine.