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Gill-Box Tender

Tend machines that draw out and combine wools or synthetics.

What does a Gill-Box Tender do?

Tends machine that draws out and combines wool, synthetic, or blended sliver and aligns fibers preparatory to further processing: Places balls of sliver on holders or positions cans of sliver at feeding end of machine. Threads sliver through guides, gathering eye, rollers, and under fallers. Starts machine and guides sliver into receiving can, or wraps end around spindle that winds it into ball. Observes operation of machine to detect breaks and pieces up ends together by hand. Replaces exhausted supply cans or balls of sliver. Doffs can or balls of processed sliver. May weigh cans or balls of sliver and record weight. May weigh sample of sliver to determine quality of sliver produced by machine.