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Machine Staker

Tend machines that flex and stretch leathers to make the leathers pliable.

What does a Machine Staker do?

Tends machine that flexes and stretches leather to make leather pliable: Positions leather between rotating belt and jaws of reciprocating arm. Starts machine to reciprocate arm that flexes and stretches leather. Shifts position of leather on belt to flex entire area. Turns wheel to regulate stroke of arm. May tend machine that stretches hide on frames and be designated Stretching-Machine Tender, Frame.