Motor and Generator Brush Maker

Cut, wind, and press wire gauzes to fabricate brushes.

What does a Motor and Generator Brush Maker do?

Cuts, winds, and presses wire gauze to fabricate brushes of specified size for collecting and distributing electric current in generators and motors, using hand shear, mandrel, and hydraulic press: Cuts wire gauze to specified lengths, using hand shears. Winds cut gauze on mandrel to form roll of several thicknesses. Adjusts setscrews on bed of hydraulic press and positions rolled gauze in bed of press which compresses gauze to specified width and thickness. Immerses compressed brush into molten lead, using tongs, and solders end of gauze to fasten exposed flap. Holds gauze against bandsaw to bevel brush end.