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Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« on: Sunday 23 April 06 17:16 BST (UK) »
Just found a rellie described on 1881 census as " stone sawyer".

What would he have done and why did this bring him from Bath to Kensington?

Have not seen handwritten info;  found on family search.

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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 April 06 23:44 BST (UK) »
A cutter of stone - possibly worked in a quarry originally or in building sites in Bath but came to London to work on building sites there?  Lots of grand buildings in the Kensington area that he could have worked on.
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Re: Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 April 06 02:00 BST (UK) »
stone sawyer

Sets up and operates one or more gangsaws or reciprocating saws to cut rough blocks of stone into specified dimensions for further processing: Builds bed of timbers on flat car. Aligns and levels stone on bed, using crowbar, sledgehammer, wedges, blocks, and spirit level. Marks dimensions on stone, using straightedge, rule, and crayon. Turns crank or pushes button to activate winch that moves car onto track under saw frame. Moves saw blades along frame, aligning blades with marks on stone; positions blocks (width gauges) between blades; levels blades; and inserts wedges into frame to secure blades to frame. Turns lever to lower saw blades on stone. Starts saws and pump that circulates water and abrasive under reciprocating blades to cut stone. Observes sawing to detect exhausted abrasive supply. Dumps abrasive into abrasive pit to maintain cutting speed. Turns crank to increase or decrease speed of saws according to hardness of stone and uniformity of abrasive flow. Washes stone, using water hose, and verifies width or thickness of cut stone, using rule. Replaces worn saw blades. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to remove cut slabs from car or saw bed. May operate diamond gangsaw equipped with up to thirty vertically mounted diamond-edged saw blades.
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Re: Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 April 06 09:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks folks for all the info. Helps me to build a picture of his  life.

Nanny Jan
 
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 May 21 20:58 BST (UK) »
Hi I know this is an old post but if you are still researching and this stone sawyer was James Broom wonder if you know more about his daughter Elizabeth?

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Re: Stone Sawyer London 1880s
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 15:26 BST (UK) »
Sorry; just found this.  No my stone sawyer was William Viney.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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