A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 2.—Makers of Vehicles (see also under Metal Workers and Wood Workers)

659.—Other Workers

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bogie cleaner (railway rolling stock) ; under-frame cleaner
removes accumulated grease and dirt, with a band brush, from bogies and underframe of railway rolling stock, preparatory to repair.
bosh attendant, bosh hand (rolling stock)
wheels trolleys carrying dismantled parts of axle boxes, etc., to tanks of boiling soda water, used for removing dirt and grease; closes door of chamber, lowers trolley into tank by means of electric hoist and opens and closes valves for admission of water and steam to tank, or assists winch driver (950) to dip articles to be cleaned; may also swill articles on removal with water from hose.
breaker-up (railway wagons)
demolishes railway wagons by unscrewing, removing bolts, etc., or breaking up by force, when necessary, with hammer and chisel; sorts out parts that are suitable for re-use.
carriage works labourer, coach builder's labourer, coach labourer
does general unskilled work in carriage or coach building works; fetches and carries material, holds up work, hands tools, etc.
dress guard lacer (cycles)
laces cord through holes in rear mudguard and hub fitting to form dress guard on rear wheels of ladies' bicycles; sometimes does fancy knotting in more elaborate lacings.
rubber tyre worker (perambulators)
general term for workers fitting rubber tyres, solid or pneumatic, to wheels of perambulators, bath chairs and similar vehicles, including solid tyre fitter, pneumatic tyre fitter q.v.
tyre fitter, rubber tyre fitter
general terms for workers fitting solid or pneumatic tyres to motors, lorries, cycles, aeroplanes, and other similar vehicles; for pneumatic tyres, fits outer cover over wheel rim, inserts inner tube, adjusts valve, completes fitting of outer cover and inflates with foot or power-driven pump and pressure gauge; for solid tyres, fits solid or cushion rubber tyres to rim with special rubber cement; twists together ends of wire, in wired-on tyres; cf. tyre pressman (658); sometimes specifically designated, e.g. cushion tyre fitter, cycle tyre fitter, motor tyre fitter, solid tyre fitter, pneumatic tyre fitter.
underframe cleaner (railway rolling stock)
see bogie cleaner.
wagon works labourer (rolling stock)
as for carriage works labourer.

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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.