A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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962.—Timekeepers and Gatekeepers

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assistant timekeeper
assists timekeeper q.v. with minor clerical duties; may have charge under timekeeper of less important entrance to works, etc.; takes charge in timekeeper's absence.
check station man
an assistant timekeeper q.v. in charge of check board on which workmen hang checks for timekeeping purposes; hangs board up and takes it down at specified times; assists timekeeper q.v. in recording daily and weekly hours worked by each worker on time sheets.
gatekeeper, gateman
opens and shuts yard gates, guards entrance to works, checks goods and persons coming in and out; sometimes acts as timekeeper q.v. and/or weighman q.v.
lavatory checker
sits in cabin at lavatory, takes workmen's checks as they pass through turnstile and records time each man is absent from work.
lodge boy, lodge girl
assists lodgeman q.v. at gates of textile mill or factory, acts as messenger, etc.
lodge keeper, lodgeman, lodge porter
(i) a gatekeeper q.v. occupying lodge at gates of factory or textile mill;
(ii) opens and shuts gates of grounds attached to large private house or estate, checks goods and persons coming in or out; usually in telephonic communication with house; nearly always resident with his family in lodge and carries out other duties, e.g. as gardener (013), gamekeeper (910) q.v.
pennyhole keeper
see watch house keeper.
porter of the close
opens and shuts gates to close of cathedral, etc., at stated times; patrols precincts of cathedral, etc.; may act as guide and have other duties, e.g. keep keys, keep grounds tidy, sweep leaves.
as for gatekeeper or lodge keeper.
(i) records time of entry and departure of workpeople in a book;
(ii) has charge of timekeeping clocks and check boards and superintends "clocking" in and out; locks and unlocks clock mechanism at specified times; prepares card for each worker with name and number; sometimes computes hours worked during week, and makes return to cashier's department on time sheets; sometimes in charge of gate and weighbridge at factories and workshops; cf. gatekeeper.
watch-house keeper ; pennyhole keeper
a lodge keeper q.v. who guards gates of a Lancashire cotton mill.

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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.