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Machine Sizer

Place felt hat bodies in machine that agitates bodies to shrink fur fibers.

What does a Machine Sizer do?

Moistens, folds, wraps, and places unfinished felt hat bodies in machine that agitates bodies to harden and shrink fur fibers to specified size: Sprinkles hat bodies with hot water or immerses bodies to shrink them. Wrings bodies to remove excess water, using hands. Folds hat bodies in prescribed manner and wraps burlap around folded bodies to protect fur fibers. Places bundle of bodies between machine rollers that agitate bodies, causing further shrinking and matting together of interlocking fibers. Measures bodies, using ruler. Continues refolding and passing hat bodies between rollers until bodies have become firm and have shrunk to specified size.