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Grindstone Cowboy24/05/2019 18:30:10
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I was recently sent an email from Workshop Heaven tools, which contained this link to a very interesting video about a man who puts together handmade scissors in Sheffield - hence the name 'The Putter'.

(Must admit I thought it was going to be about golf clubs )

Plasma24/05/2019 19:14:25
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Ah, that name is for shortened somewhat.

The proper Sheffield name for a scissor assembler was a scissor putter togetherer. Such a wonderfully descriptive term.

We can start a new thread all about job titles etc.

My grandad was a colliery Dateler for example.

Mick

Brian Oldford24/05/2019 19:40:03
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How about one from the Potteries. A Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5jYFzUBRHw

 

 

Edited By Brian Oldford on 24/05/2019 19:45:39

John Haine24/05/2019 21:56:47
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Sagar MAGGAR please!

Sam Stones25/05/2019 02:52:27
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In the 1891 Census, my paternal grandfather aged 15 was record as Blacksmith. They were tough in those days cheeky

Ten years later the 1901 Census shows him as Agricultural Engineer. When I checked for this jump in his status, it transpires he may well have remained as a Blacksmith. He died while my father was only six, so I didn't get a chance to ask. 

Some of these are interesting ...

JOBS IN LANCASHIRE - Extracted from the 1881 Census records

Catcher In Paper Mill

Certified School Mistress

Clogger’s Wife

Colliery Tally Shouter

Engine Driver In Bakehouse

Formerly A Cotton Reeler. At 87 - Too Old

Fustian Dyer

Half Timer

Hooker In Warehouse (Cotton Manuf)

Omnibus Inspector (Cab Man)

Sand Hawker

Skinner Of Hides

Street Sweeper (Scavenger)

Stripper & Grinder In Cotton Factory

Throstle Overlooker

Anyone wanting a more complete list can send me a PM.

Sam

Edited By Sam Stones on 25/05/2019 02:58:01

Frances IoM25/05/2019 08:59:26
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The School Mistress was not mad merely certificated - an engine was any machinery and the driver was merely an operator - Clogs were still readily available during my childhood in NW England for operatives in cotton mills
peak425/05/2019 11:15:31
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Posted by Rob Rimmer on 24/05/2019 18:30:10:

I was recently sent an email from Workshop Heaven tools, which contained this link to a very interesting video about a man who puts together handmade scissors in Sheffield - hence the name 'The Putter'.

(Must admit I thought it was going to be about golf clubs )

A brief bit about the company HERE, good to see them getting back on their feet again following Nick's sad death.

I did go round the works on their final day, and purchased a few pairs, before the later rescue package was put together.

https://www.ernestwright.co.uk/history/

Bill

duncan webster25/05/2019 12:44:42
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Posted by Frances IoM on 25/05/2019 08:59:26:
The School Mistress was not mad merely certificated - an engine was any machinery and the driver was merely an operator - Clogs were still readily available during my childhood in NW England for operatives in cotton mills

I've still got some, made to measure, most comfortable footwear I've got. Made by Phil Howard in Stockport

NW clogs

not stunningly expensive when you think they can be repaired endlessly unlike modern shoes

Sam Stones26/05/2019 21:52:00
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Frances IoM said

'Clogs were still readily available during my childhood in NW England for operatives in cotton mills'

... and kids like me in primary and the first few months of secondary school. I was banned from the slides on the frozen playground. The irons apparently tearing up the nice smooth surface the older kids had produced.

Clogs were lovely and warm, and could make sparks by kicking the concrete a glancing blow.

The co-op was always busy in the clog-repair shop.

Someone in the toolroom was not impressed when he caught me winding a 0-1 around by gripping the thimble in my fist - "... and stop swinging it around like a clog iron", he yelled.

Another pass-time, although I never saw one was 'clug feytin o'rt moss'.

Sam

 

Edited By Sam Stones on 26/05/2019 21:52:25

SillyOldDuffer26/05/2019 22:04:38
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Posted by Sam Stones on 26/05/2019 21:52:00:.

...Clogs were lovely and warm, and could make sparks by kicking the concrete a glancing blow.

....

Sam

Edited By Sam Stones on 26/05/2019 21:52:25

Sam and I went to school together. He's the one on the left:

devil

Dave

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Sam Stones27/05/2019 00:57:15
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Dave!

You SODcrying, you have the negative back to front!!!

Sam

clogging it.jpg

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