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"Bumper in Hatshop"
« on: Monday 15 April 19 08:06 BST (UK) »
Whilst looking at the 1911 census, I came across this occupation - in Denton, Ashton under Lyne.

Bumper in Hatshop - Felt Hat Factory.

Nothing in the Dictionary of Old Trades, Titles and Occupations, and I've so far had no luck with Mr Google.

Anyone any ideas, please.
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Re: "Bumper in Hatshop"
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 19 08:10 BST (UK) »
Wiki says there is such a thing as a bumper brim.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumper_brim

A bumper brim is a millinery feature in which the hat brim is tubular in design, making it a prominent feature of the hat. In order to achieve this effect, the brim may be rolled, stiffened or padded. A bumper brim can be added to a variety of hat designs, from small to large.

Perhaps a bumper is the person who does the rolling stiffening and padding
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: "Bumper in Hatshop"
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 April 19 08:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you, very interesting.

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Re: "Bumper in Hatshop"
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 April 19 08:33 BST (UK) »
From a dictionary of Occupational Terms
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: "Bumper in Hatshop"
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 April 19 08:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Stan.

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Re: "Bumper in Hatshop"
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 April 19 08:36 BST (UK) »
A Planker
Mapstone, Mapston.
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