In a message dated 3/31/01 6:36:28 PM, tonylangham(a)ozemail.com.au writes:
<< > I have been curious for some time as to the occupation given on the 1851
census for a brother of my gt grandmother. This William CLOUGH was
winder of quills "
That's what it looks like - it could possibly be
> Has anybody any suggestionss ? >
What about the following which I found on google.com
Tends winding units attached to looms that automatically wind yarn onto
quills, transfer quills to loom shuttles, and strip bunch yarn from expended
quills: Positions yarn packages on machine creel and threads yarn end through
guides, tensions, and yarn carrier. Places empty quills in feed tray of
winding unit. Patrols aisles between looms to detect malfunctions, such as
jammed quills, broken yarn ends, exhausted yarn packages, and unstripped
quills in reject tray. Straightens or removes jammed quills, ties broken yarn
ends, replaces exhausted yarn packages, strips yarn from rejected quills by
hand, and places stripped quills in feed tray."