Tend machines that solder typewriter type to type bars.
What does a Type Soldering Machine Tender do?
Tends machine equipped with multiple stations that solders typewriter type to type bars: Clamps type bar and segment-assembly to holding plate of machine. Selects type in designated sequence and positions type between guides, or in matrix plate on machine table. Pulls down first type bar with fingers and seats end of bar in back slot of type. Pushes table or depresses treadle that moves assembly to next station where flux, solder, and coolant air are automatically applied. May apply flux to back slot, using tweezers. May adjust guides for different styles of type, using size blocks and turning setscrews. May remove excess solder to prevent type from binding in type guide, using pencil-flame gas torch and brush or file.