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Sample Clerk

Operate machines and equipment to estimate upholstery costs.

What does a Sample Clerk do?

Operates pantograph, camera, and adding machine in pattern department of furniture plant to estimate upholstery costs: Places cardboard pattern on workbed and plastic sheet on mounting plate of reduction machine. Moves stylus on tracing arm of pantograph around edge of pattern to control movement of heated cutting needle that cuts reduced plastic pattern of upholstery part. Arranges pattern pieces on scaled table to facilitate maximum fabric usage from standard spread of cloth. Operates camera mounted on adjustable stand to photograph pattern layout. Files pattern parts and developed camera print for reference by other workers. Compiles cutting, sewing, and fabric cost data, using adding machine, standardized computation sheets and formulas, and pattern layout information.