A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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ORDER V.—MAKERS OF BRICKS, POTTERY AND GLASS

Sub-order 1.—Makers of Bricks, Pottery and Earthenware

103.—Furnace and Crucible Pot Makers



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condenser maker (zinc)
see pot maker, zinc.
crucible maker, crucible worker ; casting pot maker, crucible pot maker, furnace pot maker, melting pot maker, pot maker, smelting pot maker
(i) makes crucibles by throwing mixture of fireclay and grog, i.e. , lumps of hard-burnt clay, broken bricks, etc., ground to a powder, with or without a further admixture of plumbago on potter's wheel (a small revolving table), and working it up to desired shape with hands;
(ii) makes crucibles by pressing paste into moulds, usually of plaster of Paris, with his hands, using simple pads and other tools; touches up defects, and smooths out roughnesses and cracks with a knife or smoothing pad when article is partly dry;
(iii) presses clay or pug into shape between top and bottom moulds in hand or machine press to form crucible pot.
crucible maker, glass
see pot maker, glass.
crucible maker, plumbago
a crucible maker (q.v.) who makes crucibles from a mixture of refractory clay and plumbago (graphite)
fireclay moulder, fireclay worker
general terms for any worker in fireclay, e.g. , fire brick maker (102), crucible maker, block maker (102), retort maker (q.v.).
pipe maker (zinc)
see pot maker, zinc.
pot maker, casting pot maker, crucible pot maker, furnace pot maker, melting pot maker, smelting pot maker
see crucible maker.
pot maker, glass; glass makers' pot maker ; glass crucible maker
(i) mixes raw and burnt clay, kneads it and shapes it by hand in successive layers of clay round mould, to form pots to be used in melting glass; allows time for drying between each layer, smooths out roughnesses and marks with a knife or smoothing pad;
(ii) presses clay into shape between top and bottom moulds in hand or machine press to form pot.
retort maker, fireclay retort maker
(i) builds up successive layers of fireclay on a wooden mould, e.g. , round, D-shaped, or oval, allowing time for drying between each layer; then moulds on flange, to which door will afterwards be attached;
(ii) makes small retorts on machine similar to that used for making sanitary pipes of stone ware; cf. sanitary pipe maker, stoneware maker (href="code.php?name=occup&value=105">105).
pot maker, zinc; pot man, potter ; condenser maker (zinc), pipe maker (zinc)
a retort maker (q.v.) who makes fireclay retorts and condensers for zinc smelting furnace.
stopper maker (steel works)
makes stoppers for steel ladles; removes sleeves and heads from used stoppers; bends rod to pattern, and puts on new firebrick sleeves and heads.
stopper maker, tweel maker (glass works)
makes, by hand, fireclay blocks, with or without the use of moulds, for covering mouths of furnaces in which clay pots (used to melt "metal" in) are baked at plate glass works; cf. stopper maker (138).

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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.