Jigger Crown Pouncing Machine Operator

Tend semiautomatic machines that abrade hat crowns to remove excess fibers.

What does a Jigger Crown Pouncing Machine Operator do?

Tends semiautomatic machine that abrades hat crowns to remove excess fibers and impart smooth finish: Selects hat block, according to size specifications, and attaches hat block to spindle of machine, using screwdriver. Turns handwheel to adjust tension of sanding belt against surface of hat. Slips hat onto block and moves lever to start machine that sandpapers crown. Feels surface of crown to ascertain smoothness of nap, and stops machine when specified texture is attained. Turns hat inside out and repeats operation to smooth inside of crown. Threads sandpaper from holder over machine guides as sanding belt becomes worn.