Author Topic: Branner in tin works, 1880s?  (Read 63 times)

Offline ainslie

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Branner in tin works, 1880s?
« on: Wednesday 13 March 19 12:19 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone please describe this occupation, found in South Wales, 1881 census etc.
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Re: Branner in tin works, 1880s?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 12:22 GMT (UK) »
branner:  a tinman's helper q.v. attending branning machine, which cleans palm oil from tinned plate by means of revolving brushes covered with bran, or with a mixture of lime and sawdust; places sheets by hand between rollers of machine; cf. cleaner and helper; sometimes specifically designated according to whether black or white plates are being cleaned, e.g., black branner, white branner.

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Re: Branner in tin works, 1880s?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 12:41 GMT (UK) »
What a quick reply! Thanks very much.  I have bookmarked that source.
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