Discussion in 'Other Occupations & Trades' started by Ma-dotcom, Jan 20, 2020.
Looks like 'engineering' rather than 'enamelling' to me
This has the word emancering in it. Scroll down.
This one looks like enamelling and metal press and the first looks like emancering.
My apologies everyone. I went back to take a larger snip, now I see it's Engineering. It has been transcribed as enamcering, so my eyes saw that.
The Cashier and Clerk bit belongs to the woman on that line.
The site demands my email to 'unlock' it. Not going any further!
Does the same here now.
First time I was able to read it.
Really. Mine are still in-situ and looking a bit rusty... they'll be on eBay later.
I have just spent the last hour reading brochures on telecommunications cables, including enamelled wiring. Very close to taking a walk and finding a workman, although doubt that I'd have any luck asking one of the fibre-optic bunch currently digging up the village. What we need is a time-served old engineer who'll know one way or the other.
Enamelling was a part of some electrical work:
By extension, might it have been part of a linesman's duties?
On the other hand, the page I've linked to refers at the top to the Post Office Engineering Department and their job classifications. So the Post Office Engineering Department was an actual thing - and if you google it you get loads of results.
Anyway, although I was beginning to come round to the idea that it might be something like Enamelling, having seen all this about the POED I now wonder if the whole entry is a kind of potted summary of his job:
Skilled Workman (general description)
Post Office Engineering Dept - Telecommunications (employer & division)
Linesman Overhead (specific work/job title)
(And the clerk couldn't read his writing)
Ah! Now that would make sense.
Had also noticed that there is a comma within 'post office' and this might also suggest the clerk was copying.
On the strength of Arthur's post I'll go with that, too. Engineering it is.
Where are these old fellas when you need them. My Dad would know the answers to lots but sadly I can’t ask him now. It’s a shame all that knowledge is now lost.
Jolly interesting read-lots of them, the one page I thought may have something in the dates they mention, had either '"we don't have it" or "there's nothing here to see"
So maybe the original page holds that teaser as in Sis's post & the very neat transcriber read it as did the person above. How disappointing after all this time, & people effort.
Thanks everyone for the lengths you've all gone to. I'm not quite ready to give in & admit to engineering, but it seems I must eventally.
AS a last ditch effort I moved a couple of letters about [as the post office does ] & found this
Half way down the page is :-
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No I don't understand it , I'll go now.
Do you realise that this has been discussed by folk who are not even members of the forum?
One of my friends has suggested...
I wonder if it is a portmanteau word combining 'enamel' with 'cere' which is wax. There is a technique of finishing enamel with wax.
I had to force myself to stop looking for it. It was making my head spin.
I dreamt about it the night before last. !! i had been doing some googling for archaic words and it was on my mind!
Almost like an earworm eh Sue? Which caused me to look up earworm - ofcourse it only applied to songs but some of the answers were a worry.
Jan you have a realm of interesting friends. How nice that they attend the forum even if not members.
This particular friend is very astute, I like the idea of a combined word. Now I'll have to look up where such a technique is used.
What language is that, obviously not Chinese?
I posts'em as I finds 'em Derek. Rather makes one want to edit doesn't it?
Separate names with a comma.