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Hydraulic Blocker

Tend hydraulic presses that shape hats, hatbrims, or crowns.

What does a Hydraulic Blocker do?

Tends hydraulic press that shapes hats, hatbrims, or crowns: Selects shaping die, according to specifications, and positions die in recess of machine bed. Positions saddle in die to protect hat during pressing. Pours water into tank of machine and turns valve to regulate level of water in rubber pressing bag, attached to machine ram, according to size of hat to be shaped. Inserts hat, crown down, into die. Moves lever to lower ram and water-filled bag against brim or into crown to press hat, brim, or crown. May be designated according to hat material as Straw-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator; according to hat part shaped as Brim Presser II; Crown Presser; or according to processing stage as Blocking-Machine Operator, Second; Hydraulic Press Operator, First Pressing. When tending machine that shapes hatbrims between flange and water-filled bag, is known as Hydraulic-Brim-Flanging-Machine Operator. May be designated: Band-Plating-Machine Operator; Panama-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator; Wool-Hat Hydraulicker; Woven-Paper-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator Finisher.