Dip punty or blowpipes into tank furnace to gather gobs of molten glass.
What does a Gatherer do?
Dips punty or blowpipe into tank furnace to gather gob of molten glass for further processing: Reads product specifications to determine size of gob of molten glass to be gathered. Immerses head of punty or blowpipe into molten glass in furnace and turns punty or blowpipe to gather gob of molten glass. Twirls punty or blowpipe and blows through blowpipe to maintain gob of molten glass in globular form. Hands punty to PRESSER 575.685-074 or blowpipe to GLASS BLOWER 772.381-022 for further processing. May twirl gob of molten glass in container of alkali solution or in cavity of wet wooden block to form thin skin on gob of molten glass to prevent punctures in glassware during pressing or blowing. May hold punty in mold while PRESSER cuts off required amount of glass. May make head of punty from clay. May reheat gob to retain shape and temperature.