Author Topic: Occupations on 1939 Register.  (Read 456 times)

Offline DavidJP

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,269
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Occupations on 1939 Register.
« on: Friday 26 January 18 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I can read most of the two occupations on the 1939 Register in question but not the very last word of each.

My gr aunt Vera Phillips (1911-1990) is shown as a 'Bookeeper Sausage ?'

My gt uncle George Ernest Phillips (1916-1979) is shown as 'Stock Record Clerk. ?'

They were living in Mitcham in Surrey at the time.

What does the last word in each say?

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards

David

Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline horselydown86

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,383
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 03:17 GMT (UK) »
I think the second is:  Roneo

That would relate to a company making or distributing Ro(tary)neo(style) machines.

For the first (and no more than a tentative suggestion). perhaps:  cowings (with a sloppily-formed o)

DISCLAIMER:

I have no expertise in the format of 1939 Register entries, so I'm just reading.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline MaecW

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 237
  • Yma o hyd
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 04:16 GMT (UK) »
I agree with "Roneo". They were a type of simple printing machine for use in offices.

I wonder if the other word is "casings" ? A sausage casing maker would need a bookkeeper  :)

Maec
Baron (of Blackburn), Chadwick (Oswaldtwistle), Watkins (Swansea), Jones (x3 Swansea), Colton (Shropshire), Knight (Shropshire/Montgomery) , Bullen (Norfolk), White (Dorset)

Offline horselydown86

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,383
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 04:51 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if the other word is "casings" ? A sausage casing maker would need a bookkeeper  :)
Maec

That looks good to me, Maec.

The downstroke of the a is separated a bit from the loop.

What then becomes the s is shaped identically to that in Sausage (although the pen may have gone around in the other direction).

Offline CarolA3

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,356
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 January 18 05:27 GMT (UK) »
I also saw 'Roneo' and 'casings' before reading the other replies.  There were (are?) firms making just the casings (aka skins) into which butchers would force sausage meat.  Yummy ::)

Vera was fortunate to have book-keeping skills :)

Carol
OXFORDSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

Offline DavidJP

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,269
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 January 18 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Horselydown86, Maec & Carol,

Many thanks for your replies, very much appreciated.

I would never have got casings & as for Roneo I was seeing Romeo! ::)


Having just googled Roneo machines I now know what they were. Basically early photocopiers for reproducing/copying documents etc. Does this mean that George Ernest used the Roneo machines or that he worked for a company that sold them?

I never met my great uncle but did meet & get to know my gt aunt. I don't recall her mentioning anything about any occupations that she had though!

My thanks again.

Kind regards

David
Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)

Offline Girl Guide

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,633
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 January 18 22:16 GMT (UK) »
A little potted history of Roneo here:-

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Roneo-Neopost

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

Offline macwil

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 January 18 22:31 GMT (UK) »
I think he probably worked for the company, if he used the m/c I would expect his job description to include printer.
Active links are now (after 13/04/2018) indicated by bold red italics. Just click on them.
The only stupid question is the one not asked

WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

Offline DavidJP

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,269
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Re: Occupations on 1939 Register.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 January 18 23:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Girl Guide & macwil,

Many thanks for your replies, very much appreciated.

Girl Guide, many thanks for the link, much appreciated. Absolutely fascinating, wonderful website now bookmarked! ;D

Macwil, many thanks for clarification, much appreciated.

Kind regards

David
Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)