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.—Builders, Bricklayers, Stone and Slate Workers; Contractors


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decorative glass worker
makes decorative glass panels or windows, following an artist's design; cuts ornamental and coloured glass into various shapes with a diamond cutter, and fits them into lead or copper channels in a framework; solders joints with soldering iron or with blow-pipe and solder.
cuts glass and fits it into window frames with putty; in windows subject to vibration, e.g., of carriages, motor cars, shop windows, etc., fits frame edging over rubber or leather packing, round the glass.
glazier, church lead
see glazier, fret.
glazier, fret ; church lead glazier, fret lead glazier, glazier (stained glass windows), lead worker in stained glass
fits together stained glass windows for churches, etc., by cutting and fixing pieces of stained glass with putty or cement into strips of grooved lead, which he solders together, in accordance with artist's design; usually done in manufacturer's workshop, but sometimes in building where the work is to be placed; cf. lead window maker.
glazier, fret lead
see glazier, fret.
glazier, lead
see lead window maker.
glazier, patent
cuts to proper sizes and inserts in rebates of patent section frames, sheet or moulded glass used in patent glazing.
glazier, pavement light
mixes cement and spreads a sufficient quantity in pockets of iron frames for pavement lights cast to shape; when cement is partly set presses glass moulds or prisms into position; may add iron spikes or slabs or other fittings to prevent undue wearing of cement; in repair work, first cuts out worn or broken glass with hammer and cold chisel.
glazier (stained glass windows)
see glazier, fret.
lead light fixer
inserts metal bars, by hand, in window frames; clips lead lights, decorative glass in lead framework, to these bars with wire; where metal frames are used, sometimes fixes lead lights to metal frames with screws; work sometimes done by carpenter (474) (q.v.).
lead light maker
see lead window maker.
lead window maker ; lead glazier, lead light maker
makes leaded windows by fixing small pieces of white glass or white and coloured glass in a lattice framework of lead with putty or cement in accordance with a simple design.
lead worker in stained glass
see glazier, fret.
plate glass fitter
a glazier (q.v.) who specialises in cutting and fixing plate glass.
three branch hand
a glazier (q.v.) who can also undertake plumbing and painting; applies only to small country shops.
window glass cutter
cuts glass to measurement for window frames, doors, etc., by hand, using diamond cutter, measuring rules and T square.

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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.