Machine Straw Hat Presser

Tend machines that press straw hats to shape and smooth brims and crowns.

What does a Machine Straw Hat Presser do?

Tends machine that presses strawhats to shape and smooths brims and crowns: Selects pressing dies according to specifications, and secures dies in holders of machine bed and ram, using screwdriver. Positions hat over heated lower die in machine bed. Moves lever to lower ram containing heated upper die that shapes and smooths hat. Removes hat and examines for flaws, such as wrinkles and shaping irregularities. May tend hydraulic pressing machine [HYDRAULIC BLOCKER 580.685-038]. May be designated according to pressing stage as Presser, First; Presser, Second. May moisten hat with steam preparatory to pressing.