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Sand Blacker
« on: Friday 04 August 17 07:53 BST (UK) »
From the 1939 census: Sand Blacker Heavy Work Brighton & Home Gas company.
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Re: Sand Blacker
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 August 17 07:56 BST (UK) »
Could it be Sand Blaster  :-\  It is Brighton & HOVE Gas Co  ;D
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Re: Sand Blacker
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 August 17 08:05 BST (UK) »
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Re: Sand Blacker
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 August 17 09:09 BST (UK) »
It will be Sand Blaster, there is no such occupation as a Sand Blacker. A sand blaster cleans off adherent sand from castings after they have been taken from the mold, and removes any irregularities in the casting by holding the nozzle of the sand blast against it.

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Re: Sand Blacker
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 August 17 09:26 BST (UK) »
Sandblasting was an essential part of the process of repairing and preventing corrosion in gasholders.
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