16 Professions That Have Almost Disappeared. Knowing Them Can Help You Solve Quite a Few Crossword Puzzles
Technology progress and mass production have swept away a number of jobs and there are some that are facing extinction for the same reason.
Jobs that walk away
Many professions common at the beginning of 20th century are absent from today’s market. Their work is redundant as it has been replaced by large production plants. Finding anyone doing any of the jobs listed below is not an easy thing to do.
#1 She helped women during labor, which usually took place at home. The job was usually done by women.
The answer: an accoucheuse
#2 A man working in a printing house who had to put all elements to be printed onto a page.
The answer: a clicker
#3 This person would make saddles, harnesses and other horse-riding accessories
The answer: a harness maker or a saddler
#4 He worked in public baths preparing the place for visitors
The answer: a bath attendant
#5 A craftsman manufacturing caps
The answer: a cap-maker
#6 A person who would shout out loud important announcements in towns and cities
The answer: A town crier or a bellman
#7 A woman who designs and makes hats for women
The answer: a milliner
#8 A craftsman making and fixing guns
The answer: a gunsmith
#9 A woman whose job was doing the laundry, without any machines of course.
The answer: a laundress
#10 He built and repaired stoves
The answer: a stove fitter
#11 They would shave, extract teeth, fix broken bones and cure mild diseases
The answers: a feldsher, a barber
#12 They collect and grow herbs to prepare medication based on them
The answer: a herbalist
#13 They make sieves
The answer: a siever
#14 They cleaned the cloth and prepared it for processing
The answer: a fullo
#15 This person created text on a machine to be stored and transferred to a printing mechanism
The answer: a typesetter
#16 A craftsman who makes objects of tin or bronze
The answer: a pewter maker
Would you add any other jobs to the list?