A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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417.—Sack Makers

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bag hand
as for sack hand.
bag maker
see sewer ; sometimes specifically designated according to kind of bag made, e.g., jute bag maker, mail bag maker, nail bag maker, sand bag maker.
bag woman
see mender.
binder (sacks)
a palm and needle hand (419) q.v. who strengthens edges of coal or grain sacks, etc., by sewing binding-cord or rope thereto.
darner, bag darner
see mender.
machinist, bag machinist, sack machinist, machine worker
stitches seams of bags or sacks, and hems round top; repairs sacks, etc., by stitching or darning, using sewing or darning machine.
machinist, overhead ; overhead sewer
a machinist q.v. sewing with an overhead or overcast stitch.
mender, bag mender, sack mender ; bag darner, bag patcher, bag repairer, bag woman (waste materials), darner, patcher, repairer, sack patcher, sack repairer
mends sacks and bags, either by darning with twine (by hand or machine), or by sewing on patches (by hand or machine); often specifically designated according to trade, e.g., grain sack mender, malt hag mender.
patcher, bag patcher, sack patcher
see mender.
repairer, bag repairer, sack repairer
see mender.
sack doubler and sewer
repairs, folds, and keeps in order, sacks chiefly used in sulphate of ammonia and paraffin wax works.
sack hand
works in sack or bag house, of works where bags are used, on sorting, mending, snaking and folding, stencilling or branding sacks; includes sack mender, sack machinist, sack repairer, sack cutter (403), sorter (429) q.v.
sack maker
see sewer.
sewer, bag sewer, sack sewer ; bag maker, sack maker, bag stitcher
sews seams of material for bags or sacks, by hand or machine; sews or hems round top; sews on tapes, rings, hooks, etc.
sewer, overhead
see machinist, overhead.
sewer (vegetable oils)
sews up oil cakes in bags ready for delivery.
sheet woman
a mender q.v. who keeps in repair, sheets used as sacks for wrapping.
stitcher, bag
see sewer.

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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.