—Regency Wednesday— Bricklayer
Taken from The Book of English Trades, and the Library of Useful Arts. (I just ♥ that name!)
"Bricklaying is the art of cementing bricks, by lime or some other cement, so as to form one body; hence its use and importance in building walls, houses, &c. In London this business includes tiling, walling, chimney work, and paving with bricks and tiles. Tilers and Bricklayers were incorporated, 10th of Elizabeth, under the name of master and wardens of the Society of Freemen of the mystery and art of Tilers and Bricklayers. In the country, plasterers' work is always joined to the business of a Bricklayer, and not unfrequently, stone-masons' work also."*
It goes on to talk about how far back into antiquity the art of bricklaying goes and the tools commonly associated with the trade.
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*Taken verbatim from The Book of English Trades (1818), p. 54.
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