A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 1.—In Coal and Shale Mines

048.—Colliery Weighmen

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billy check
a check weigher (q.v.) who works at Billy Fairplay, a machine connected with screens which registers weight of small coal to be deducted from gross weight sent to bank by each getter.
check weigher, check weighman, colliers' weigher, colliers' weighman ; justice man
oversees in the interests of the colliers, in accordance with provisions of Section 13 of Coal Mines Act, 1887, weighing of coal (or shale), by weigher, in tubs; estimates amount of foreign matter or dirt in tub and sees that only authorised deductions are made; checks tare or weight of tub itself; makes records in his own weigh book again-t number and name of hewer and agrees weights with weigher (q.v.).
colliery weigh house clerk
(i) assists weigher (q v.) in recording weights;
(ii) see weigher;
(iii) see despatcher.
despatcher ; colliery weigh house clerk, traffic machine man, truck weigher, wagon weighman, weigh clerk
weighs railway wagons, trucks or carts of coal, etc., as they pass weighbridge, on leaving colliery sidings; reads dial of weighbridge and keeps record of gross weight, tare and number of each wagon; attaches tickets to wagons with destination written thereon.
heap weighman
see weigher.
justice man
see check weigher.
machine man (weigher), machine weigher
see weigher.
master's weighman
see weigher.
traffic machine man
see despatcher.
truck weigher, wagon weighman
see despatcher.
weigh clerk
see despatcher.
weigher, weigher at pit bank, weighing machine man, weighman, weightman ; colliery weigh house clerk, heap weigh man, machine man (weigher), machine weigher, master's weighman
weighs tubs of coal, etc., on weighing machine as they come up from pit. on behalf of colliery company; reads dial of weighing machine, estimates amount of dirt or foreign matter; checks with check weigher (q.v.); records name and number of hewer, gross weight, tare and weight of dirt, in company's books.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.