Book-sewing machine operator is a person who sets up and operates machine to sew gathered and collated signatures (pages) into book form for binding; pulls thread through lubrication box, thread guides, and needle to thread machine, and soaks bobbins of thread in water to lubricate thread;

places book under needle, sets presser foot to thickness of book, and turns set screws to adjust length of stitch; pushes book under presser foot with back against guide, depresses pedal to activate needle, and sews through length of book; feeds and sews books in succession until delivery trough is full; stops machine, cuts threads connecting books, and stacks separated books. He may stitch endpapers to top and bottom of signatures; may operate machine equipped with multiple needles; may be known by type of book stitched and be designated blankbook-stitching-machine operator (print. & pub.); and may specialize in stitching trimmed or shaved spine of books for rebinding.

Ref: 122802/2006-10-11

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