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

262.—Solderers and Brazers

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brazer, brazier ; hard solderer
joins together parts of steel, iron, brass or copper articles by brazing or hard soldering; cleans surfaces to be joined: heats parts with gas flame and blow pipe; applies a flux and usually brass filings or filings of another copper alloy appropriate to the article to be brazed; after jointing, smooths joint with bit and when cold, with file or on an emery wheel; sometimes specifically designated according to metal or article to be brazed, e.g. barrel brazer, copper brazer, cycle brazer, frame brazer, hame brazer, iron brazer, tube brazer, wire brazer.
brazer, chassis frame
a brazer q.v. who brazes together parts of motor chassis frames; brazes on lugs, brackets, etc., and fills up blow holes and pockets in metal parts of frames: may also do odd tinsmithing jobs on car accessories.
brazer, frame (cycles); cycle brazer ; heater
heats frame, forks, etc., of cycles to red heat; pours on joints first powdered borax and then brass filings, which melt and fill up crevices, thereby welding parts together.
brazer, iron
a brazer q.v. who brazes or welds together joints or broken parts of iron or steel ware, using spelter or brass as a solder.
brazer, wire
brazes ends of conductors in cables, which have already been correctly linked together by cable splicer (269) in preparation for covering them with insulating material; also welds steel tapes, used with some paper- or lead-covered cables; cf. wire welder (268).
brazer and plateworker, copper
cuts and shapes, with hand tools, sheet copper or brass accessories for cycles and motors, and brazes (see brazer) or rivets, see riveter (255), component parts together.
a solderer q.v. who hermetically seals tins of meat after preserving process is complete, by soldering over brogue hole left for escape of air and steam while tins are in preserving retort.
heater (cycles)
see brazer, frame.
necker, necker-in
a solderer q.v. who puts together and solders necks of kegs, drums, canisters, bottles, etc., to bodies; cf. necker-in (254).
joins together component parts of metal goods by melting between the surfaces with a copper bit, used very hot, a metal alloy or a soft solder of lead and tin or brass; previously prepares the article to be soldered by filing or scouring to produce a clean surface and smears on a, chemical "flux"; works in most meta l trades, and in other trades which involve packing in tins, and consequent: soldering of lids, in hermetic sealing; sometimes specifically designated, e.g., brass solderer, brass tube solderer, comb needle solderer, hard solderer, kettle solderer.
solderer, hard
see brazer.
soldering machine minder
controls handles operating soldering machine which hermetically seals tins containing food; regulates gas supply and maintains feed of solder and flux periodically; places tin in position in machine and removes it, when this is not done automatically by conveyor or revolving platform.
sweater ; tinner
a solderer q.v. who unites two pieces of flat metal by coating them with tin, heating them to melt tin, and pressing surfaces together.
see sweater ; cf. tinner (263).

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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.