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Slubber Tender

Tend slubber machines that draw out and loosely twist sliver into roving.

What does a Slubber Tender do?

Tends slubber machines that draw out and loosely twist sliver into roving to strengthen sliver for subsequent drawing and twisting operations: Fastens ends of sliver from full cans to preceding ends by overlapping and twisting ends with fingers, or threads sliver over guide, through rolls and flyers, and onto bobbins. Patrols machines to detect exhausted ends and to observe signal lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver breaks. Pieces up broken ends by threading sliver through rollers and flyer and twisting sliver to end on bobbin. Doffs bobbin of roving, placing flyers on top of frame and roving in box truck. Sets empty bobbins on spindles, winds end of roving around bobbins, and replaces flyers. Brushes lint and dust from rollers and oils machine. May mark spools of roving with colored chalk to denote weight and texture.