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Pack Thread Spinner: a machine operator in the textile industry making thread.
Packer: a factory worker packaging goods for transit or storage.
Packing Casemaker: made boxes / crates for storage of goods in transit.
Packman: a travelling merchant.
Pad Maker: made measuring baskets for use by market-gardeners to quantify amount of stock in bushels, pecks etc.
Page: a young male servant.
Painter: generic term for a person who paints. Could refer to a sign painter, an artist, or any person who paints items.
Paintress: female pottery worker who painted pottery by hand.
Paling Man: Eel seller.
Palister: a groundsman or park keeper.
Palmer: a Christian pilgrim who had visited the Holy Land and brought back a palm leaf folded into a cross. I first came across this term in a 1950s children's book about Robin Hood, where it appeared to be used as a generic term for a pilgrim.
Paneler: a Saddler.
Pannarius: Latin name for a Clothier.
Pannier Man: fish merchant.
Pannifex: seller of woollen cloth.
Pansmith: the person who made the pans used for open-pan salt making, or a generic term for a person who made and repaired cooking pans.
Panter: in a noble household the person in charge of the pantry, or in earlier times in charge of the provision of bread. This later became part of a Butler's job.
Pantile Polisher: worked in the pottery industry, brushing slip onto pantiles (roofing tiles).
Pantler: similar to Panter, the person in charge of the pantry.
Pantographer: operated a pantograph, a device used to draw a replica of an image by tracing lines. Used in the engraving process.
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Paper Colourer: worked in a paper mill adding pigment to paper.
Paper Cutter: cut paper to size during the manufacturing process.
Paper Dealer: a merchant selling paper.
Paper Factor: a merchant selling paper.
Paper Hanger: hanged wallpaper.
Paper Presser: clamped and pressed wet paper as part of its manufacture.
Paper Stainer: coloured paper by machine or by hand. The paper was commonly used as wallpaper.
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