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Offline Winston55

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Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« on: Tuesday 02 July 19 04:37 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if a shoemaker could also be a pocketbook maker or are they two entirely separate occupations?

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 05:02 BST (UK) »
Just guessing but I would imagine they are both to do with leather working - I am presuming a pocketbook could be a 'wallet' or leather bound carrying 'somesuch' for your pocket.

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 05:06 BST (UK) »
That's exactly what I as thinking.  I have an ancestor listed as a pocket book maker and when looking at military documents that seem to match the age and area they are listed as a shoe maker.
Thanks for y9ur thoughts

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 05:21 BST (UK) »
I have certainly heard of "pocketbook" as a synonym for "wallet", so he might well make them, along with belts and other leather items. One respected shoemaker I knew was described in his obituary as "a craftsman in leather".

Similarly, fur coat manufacturers produced teddy bears etc from offcuts, and a local directory I have lists a "cabinet maker and undertaker", presumably making his own coffins.
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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 06:19 BST (UK) »
Yes it is a wallet.  Your comments are very interesting. Thank you

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 07:30 BST (UK) »
A pocketbook in the US can be a womans purse!  ;D

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 07:32 BST (UK) »
Haha isn't that in modern times?

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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 July 19 16:03 BST (UK) »
Someone skilled in working with leather might make all sorts of items besides their main trade.  Where I grew up there was a saddler's shop, and he made handbags, belts and other accessories (often to order) besides the main business of saddles and bridles.
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Re: Shoemaker and Pocketbook Maker
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 July 19 17:54 BST (UK) »
Re reply #7. A side branch on my tree has marriage of a shoemaker and a saddler's daughter 200 years ago. The shoemaker lived in Lancashire and the saddler's family in County Durham. 
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