1. A feeder, for conveying an embossed carrier tape, having a component storage section with protruding shape and flange sections extending outwards from both sides of the component storage section, comprising:a feeder main body;
a feeding device provided on the feeder main body and configured to feed the embossed carrier tape to a component pick-up position;
a tape guide provided on the feeder main body and having a tape separating device configured to separate a cover tape covering the component storage section;
a tape conveyance path, being provided between the feeder main body and the tape guide with extending along a tape feeding direction of the embossed carrier tape, and having a recessed groove through which the component storage section of the embossed carrier tape can be inserted and passed; and
a pressing device disposed in the recessed groove of the tape conveyance path and configured to press the embossed carrier tape in a direction in which the embossed carrier tape is brought into abutment with the tape guide,
wherein the pressing device is positioned on both sides of the component storage section in a width direction in the recessed groove and configured to press the flange sections without pressing the component storage section.