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From: "macdonald98" <>
Subject: RE: [LAN] Re Machine Maker
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 07:53:37 -0800
When I was an Apprentice Engineer, in the 1940s, the title for a
"Machine Maker" was a "Millwright"
From: Jane McManus [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:19 AM
Subject: [LAN] Re Machine Maker
In response to this query I think a 'machine maker' in the late 19th
would be described as an 'engineer' rather than a mechanic.
My g-grandfather was described on his memorial in 1890 as a 'machine
and my gg-grandfather (on his) as a 'machinist' - in fact the family
was making machinery for the textile industry in Preston, Lancs
Perhaps the simplest interpretation would be that a 'machine maker'
produces the machinery
whilst the 'mechanic' is the person who maintains and repairs it
I hope this helps
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