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Machine Rope Maker

Tend former machines that twist strands of asbestos rovings to form wicks.

What does a Machine Rope Maker do?

Tends former machine that twists strands of asbestos roving to form wick, and rope-twisting machine that twists strands of wick to form rope: Creels spools of asbestos roving or wick on machines and threads material through guides, flyer, and around winding spindles. Starts machines and observes twisting to detect breaks in material. Pieces up broken roving ends, or ties broken wick ends. Doffs full package of wick and rope from machines.