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Offline stanmapstone

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 June 17 22:14 BST (UK) »
http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/articles/Walsall/industry1.htm
If father and son worked for the same factory it is possible that a plater made some specialised piece of horse harness.
Mike

Plater, close (carriages, harness, etc.); brass plater, harness plater; covers ornamental and bright metal parts of carriages, harness, buckles, etc., with coat of silver, or nickel foil; cuts foil to shape with shears, tins surface of metal part to be covered by dipping in molten tin. places foil over tinned surface and applies hot soldering iron to cause it to adhere; trims and finishes with file. "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: PLATER
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 06:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for all the interesting information about the occupation of a plater! I will be in Walsall in two weeks time and am planning to visit the Leather museum. Christina

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