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Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 5:13PM GMT
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Re: Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looks like 'lace dresser' to me.

dd

Re: Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 12:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree - Lace Dresser.

It might look a little odd if you're not used to seeing the "long s" which was often used in words containing a double "s", and looked a bit like a longhand "f" with a looped stem. So if you get a word, such as the one on the certificate, containing something which looks like "fs", you can translate it to "ss" in modern spelling.

Christine

Re: Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 11:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Many Thanks for that Christine, that was what was really throwing me, i did think at one point is almost looked like a capital s but then discounted it as it was in the middle of a word.

still nice to know, its a big learning curve as i have only just started tracing my ancestors back in december.

Thanks again

Leighton

Re: Can anyone helb transcribe ?

Posted: 2 Mar 2013 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just FYI:

‘Lace dresser’ was a common occupation in the machine made lace industry, indicating one who bleached, starched and stretched the lace as it came off the machine. The dresser also separated the lace into bands of various widths by pulling out a dividing marker thread and cutting along the trace. They then finished and packaged the result for sale.

http://lacenews.net/2010/09/30/collecting-english-tokens-rel...
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