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.—Makers of Coke and By-Products (excluding Tar Distilling:

088.—Other Skilled Workers

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burner, breeze burner, cinder burner, coke burner, glead burner ; coker
superintends coking of crushed coal in "beehive" coke ovens; directs work of loader, doorman and drawer (089) q.v.; obsolescent.
charger, charger man, oven charger ; coke oven top man, stoker
controls power-driven coal charging machine for charging coke ovens, by operating various electrical controls; cf. coke oven loader (089).
coke oven top man
see charger ; cf. coke oven top man (089).
see burner ; cf. coker (081).
compressor man ; stamper, stamper man
operates, by hand, machine which compresses charge of partially dried coal into a solid cake, ready for delivery into oven by charging machine, see charger; regulates supply of coal coming down chute from hunker to compressor by means of trap door.
see ram engine man.
gas main man
see valveman.
gas regulator
regulates supply of gas and of air for heating oven walls of coke oven plant, by opening various valves; reverses valves periodically, so that air inlet flue may be heated by exhaust gases; oils and cleans valves, and generally keeps them in working order.
machine man
general term for any worker engaged on a machine used for charging or discharging coke ovens, including charger, compressor man, electric ram driver, ram engine man q.v.
see ram engine man.
ram driver, electric
a ram engine man q.v. who operates, by means of various levers, an electric ram or discharging machine.
ram engine man, ram man ; discharger, pusher
operates, by levers, machine (electric or other) which travels along the front of coke oven and forces red-hot coke from oven with a mechanically driven ram; ram is sometimes fitted to compressing machine or stamp mill, and often includes a coal levelling tool, or is adapted for charging as well as discharging.
stamper, stamper man
see compressor man.
see charger.
valveman (coke ovens) ; gas main man
works on hydraulic main; controls valves which shut off ovens from gas mains while they are being charged and discharged ("pushed"); cleans out ascension pipes and binns, by hand, using various tools.

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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.