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Alan M.

England
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Posted - 15 February 2009 :  09:33:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

Alan

baileyb

England
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Posted - 16 February 2009 :  07:55:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index

Drawer Mine worker pushing or dragging coal carts
http://www.scotsfamily.com/occupations.htm

Drawer 1) Made wire by drawing the metal through a die 2) Raised the coal up the mineshaft
http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/d.html

Barbara
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Alan M.

England
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Posted - 16 February 2009 :  13:46:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Alan
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Wullie

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Posted - 27 March 2013 :  20:32:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Alan M.

England
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Posted - 12 May 2013 :  16:18:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that info Wullie.

Alan
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