Dictionary of Old Occupations

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Definitions of jobs Crank Maker - Cycle Liner

Crank Maker: worked in the pottery industry, made fireclay stands by hand.

Crape Weaver: a textile industry worker who wove crape, a thin, gauzy silk or woollen fabric used for clothing. The word crape comes from the French crepe.

Crate Maker: made wooden crates used to pack pottery goods for transport.

Crayer: worked on a slow, unwieldy boat known as a cray or crare.

Crier: an official making public announcements.

Crimper: coerced (press ganged) men into service in the army or navy. Also refers to a textile industry worker who operated a crimping machine.

Crocker: medieval term for a Potter.

Croft Bleacher: worked in the textile industry, responsible for bleaching cloth.

Crofter: a tenant Farmer. Crofters date back to the early 18th century.

Cropper: alternate term for a Shearman, a textile industry worker. May also refer to farming workers.

Crowner: the original English spelling and pronunciation of coroner, an officer of the peace who inquired into mysterious or sudden deaths.

Culler: selected wares of suitable quality for market.

Cupel Maker: a Thrower in the pottery industry who made crucibles.

Cuper: alternate spelling of Cooper, a barrel maker.

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Cupper: worked in the pottery industry making cups.

Curator: keeper of cultural heritage, e.g. a person working in a gallery or museum.

Curer: a doctor or physician. Also refers to person who cures tobacco, or who prepares foodstuffs such as fish and meat by salting, smoking or drying.

Curretter: an agent, Broker or Factor.

Currier: dressed leather after it is tanned.

Customer: a Customs and Excise official.

Cutler: made or sharpened knives, swords and edged tools.

Cycle Liner: decorated bicycles by hand painting lines on the sides using a fine brush.

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This dictionary is my own work, and copyright Jane Hewitt. I sometimes find unauthorised (i.e. stolen) copies of my website content appearing on other people's websites. If you should read a group of identical glossary definitions elsewhere on the web, consider whether such sites are reputable or not.

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