Dictionary of Old Occupations

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Definitions of jobs Ulnager - Upright Worker

Ulnager: examined woollen goods for quality control.

Umbrella Tipper: fitted the metal points fabric to the frame of an umbrella.

Under Gardener: a junior gardener, often worked at a large house.

Under-Viewer: a Viewer's deputy at a mine.

Underlay Stitcher: a Cobbler who sewed leather to make boots and shoes.

Underlooker: supervised a section of a mine.

Underpresser: presses cloth and materials smooth using a steam iron.

Understudy: a junior actor who learns the part of a leading actor, so as to be able to cover the role if required.

Undertaker: a funeral director or mortician.

Underviewer: worked in a mine, similar to an Underlooker.

Underwood Dealer: similar to a Coppice Dealer.

Unfortunate: a working girl or a lady of negotiable affection to paraphrase the great Terry Pratchett.

Upholder: an old term for someone who repaired furniture upholstery, or an 18th century interior decorator.

Upholsterer: fitted padding, springs and coverings to furniture.

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Upholsteress: a female upholsterer.

Upper Stitcher: a worker who sewed the leather uppers for shoes and boots.

Uptwister: worked in the textile industry, responsible for winding yarn onto the revolving spindle.

Upright Worker: a Chimney Sweep, who swept soot from chimneys in order to prevent chimney fires.

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