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Coding into HISCO
Description (tasks and duties) Micro Groups
Fibre Preparers, Specialisation Unknown
May perform any (but not all) of the occupational activities described in unit group 7-51.
Fibre Grader and Classer
Grades and classifies natural textile fibres.
Washes greasy wool (raw wool fibres) preparatory to further processing.
Fibre Mixer and Blender
Tends machines which mix textile fibres into uniform blends.
Operates picker machines which clean and fluff textile fibres.
Operates carding machine which cleans fibres and transforms them from loosely matted layers (lap) into untwisted strand (sliver).
Operates machine which combines slivers into one sliver lap, or sliver laps into one ribbon lap, preparatory to combing.
Operates machine which combs out short fibres, removes dirt and delivers long fibres in a sliver for first drawing (twisting).
Operates drawing frame machine which combines several strands of sliver into one attenuated strand of regular quality and weight.
Operates roving frame machine which transforms sliver into roving.
Other Fibre Preparers
This group includes fibre prepares not elsewhere classified, for example those who operate machine for softening and beating flax, jute and hemp fibres or for washing raw stock fibres (other than wood).
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