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Alan M. Posted - 15 February 2009 : 09:33:49
I have come upon the following occupation in the 1901 census and it has me at a loss. "Drawer's in giver" Anyone know what this means?

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Alan M. Posted - 12 May 2013 : 16:18:21
Thanks for that info Wullie.

Wullie Posted - 27 March 2013 : 20:32:40
An ingiver was a young child or person who held up a yarn thread so that the drawer could pull the yarn through the small eye the heddle wires with a small hook. The yarn threads had to be pull through in the correct order according to the pattern of the cloth to be woven.
Alan M. Posted - 16 February 2009 : 13:46:08
Thank you Barbara for your reply. I wonder if a 'drawer' might be employed in the mills for pushing carts or tubs of materials around the mill. Goodness knows what an 'in giver' could be. In the census it applies to a 20 year old male.

baileyb Posted - 16 February 2009 : 07:55:19
Alan I cannot find anything relating to the 'in giver' part but the following may give a hint as to the line of work.

Drawer : A person, often a child, who pushes or pulls a cart full of coal using ropes and chains

Drawer Mine worker pushing or dragging coal carts

Drawer 1) Made wire by drawing the metal through a die 2) Raised the coal up the mineshaft


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