Ann Gwilliam of Little Dean Forest of Dean (General)

by MPGriffiths @, Monday, June 15, 2020, 16:47 (60 days ago) @ sidtoomey01

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'From The Book of Trades or Library of Useful Arts 1811 (Volume 2) '

"The cork-cutter's business requires but little ingenuity; the knives used in the operation have a peculiar construction, and they must be exceedingly sharp. The knife is almost the only instrument wanted in the trade. The principal demand for corks is for the purpose of stopping bottles; these are cut by men and women, who receive a certain price per gross for their labour. Cork-cutters sell also corks by the gross. It is on the blackest and dirtiest of all the trades, and not very profitable either for the master or the journeyman."


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