A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 8.—Other Workers

249.—Oxy-Acetylene or Electric—Welders and Cutters

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burner, acetylene burner, oxyacetylene burner
cuts sheet metal, plates and cast iron by directing an oxy-acetylene flame along line to be cut and by melting the metal; burns away rivet heads in same manner.
burner and welder, acetylene ; acetylene welder and cutter, welder and cutter
an acetylene burner q.v. who also does general welding, see acetylene welder.
patcher, patch worker
a welder q.v. who repairs breakages or flaws in machinery, etc., by oxy-acetylene or electric welding.
welder, acetylene welder ; gas welder, oxy-acetylene welder, oxygen welder
joins or welds iron, steel, etc., using a blow-pipe or burner with an intensely hot flame produced by the burning of a mixture of acetylene and oxygen; uses rod of soft welding metal for melting under flame and running, with flux, between pieces to be welded; cuts or breaks up large pieces, etc., for remelting by melting metal along a line with flame; cuts large girders to required lengths: in scrap metal yards, cuts up old boilers for re-melting in steel and iron works.
welder, cask
(i) operates electric roller welding machine in which lapped edges of metal cask are fused and joined; passes metal cask over heated bar of machine and manipulates lever to cause electrically-heated roller to travel over seam or lapped joint;
(ii) an acetylene welder q.v. who welds seams of metal cask with oxy-acetylene apparatus.
welder, electric welder
(i) operates welding machines of various types e.g., spot welding, roller welding, scrap welding, in which the surfaces or edges of metal are heated to -welding point by resistance to electric current and are pressed together mechanically;
(ii) operates hand welding apparatus in which a metal electrode is fused by electric current and made to flow into cracks, blowholes. joints, etc., in castings, or other metal -articles: so applies electrode that surrounding metal is also melted and strongly welded joint is made.
welder, gas
see welder, acetylene.
welder, oxy-acetylene; oxygen welder
see welder, acetylene.
welder, rail
an electric welder q.v. who welds iron or steel tram rails by electric process.
welder, rim
see welder, wheel.
welder, spot
an electric welder q.v. who welds metal surfaces into con toot, at certain spots, using a spot welding machine.
welder, tube
an electric welder q.v. welding pipes and tubes into sockets and joints in boilers, ship's tubing, machinery, cycle frames, etc.; cf. tube welder (266).
welder, wheel; wheel rim welder ; rim welder
fuses and welds splice joint of rim of vehicle wheel, using electric arc welder or oxy-acetylene blowpipe; cf. wheel welder (190).
welder and cutter, acetylene welder and cutter
see burner and welder, acetylene.
welder and cutter, electric welder and cutter
an electric welder q.v. who also cuts through bar or plate with electric torch.

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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.