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Offline ryanh315

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Copperas Boiler
« on: Sunday 12 July 20 11:41 BST (UK) »
Hi,

My 4x great grandfather William Bell was a Copperas Maker. I can not find any good explanations of the role online. Can anybody help me to find out what they did?

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Re: Copperas Boiler
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 July 20 11:53 BST (UK) »
From a Dictionary of Occupational Terms

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Re: Copperas Boiler
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 July 20 11:57 BST (UK) »
Copperas is/was a pigment used in dyeing, tanning, and making ink. See
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Re: Copperas Boiler
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 July 20 12:02 BST (UK) »
That is great, thank you  :)

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Re: Copperas Boiler
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 July 20 12:07 BST (UK) »
Copperas: A green, crystalline heptahydrate mineral of ferrous sulphate used in the manufacture of other iron salts for industrial purposes. Also known as green vitriol. Some Tin Plate Works had a plant to recover spent pickling acid and manufacture sulphuric acid by recycling the spent acid, with iron sulphate as a by-product.

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