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Oddly Specific Job Description?
« on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:16 BST (UK) »
I get that the second part reads Iron Stamper but does the first really read '2 1/8'? Anyone know what a 2 1/8 Iron Stamper is? His brother was one as well. This is in Wolverhampton 1891 census.
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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:26 BST (UK) »
It is probably a code being used by the enumerator, it has been added to other Iron Stampers and others in the Iron Industry in Wolverhampton - other entries show it as 0 then 21 over 8

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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:27 BST (UK) »
I wonder if it was a code that was added later??   I found another pair of brothers in Wolverhampston with a smiliar notation after Iron Stamper


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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:29 BST (UK) »
I wonder if it was a code that was added later??   I found another pair of brothers in Wolverhampston with a smiliar notation after Iron Stamper
Yes and your code looks like 21/8 and not 2 1/8.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:29 BST (UK) »
Other entries I have looked at it has been added later (eg John Bloor - Platesmith Furnaceman )
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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:45 BST (UK) »
Would this be in regards to their wages?

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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:52 BST (UK) »
It's the occupation classification code. Order 21, sub-order 8, heading ‘others’, refers to ‘Others in Iron and Steel Manufacture'.
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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:52 BST (UK) »
I've been checking the Occupation and Industrial classification codes  for 1881 (1891 would be similar)  and I've found that 21 is mineral substances. This would be the industrial classification.  I've not yet found the refs for the occ classification codes used. 

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Re: Oddly Specific Job Description?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 April 21 13:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you Shaun  :)

Do you have a link to those codes please I gave up looking for a list of them

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