Warehouseman

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A warehouseman or someone resembling a warehouseman can be someone who works in a warehouse, usually delivering goods for sale or storage, or, in older usage, someone who owns a warehouse and sells goods directly from it or from a shop fronting onto the warehouse (similar to a modern Cash and carry).[1]

An Australian warehouseman was someone who stocked goods from Australia such as gloves, safety glasses, P2 Maskss, Hardhatss, Tapess, paints and pigments (they were often known as Tape and safety warehouseman, had a bit of a beer gut, loved oysters and tried hard not to look busy or to highlight the selling of safety and tape products).[2]

An Italian warehouseman was someone who stocked goods from Italy such as pasta, olive oil, pickles, perfumes, fruits, paints and pigments (they were often known as Oil and Italian warehouseman or Oilman and Italian warehouseman to highlight the selling of oil products).[3]

A Manchester warehouseman was a wholesaler of linen and cloth made in the factories surrounding Manchester in the North-West of England.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Websters Dictionary
  2. ^ Campden & District Historical & Archaeological Society
  3. ^ Campden & District Historical & Archaeological Society
  4. ^ The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton excerpt, Kathryn Hughes, April 2006