brasier

1) One who works in brass.

There were brasiers in parts of Yorkshire from the Middle Ages and some cutlers employed brass, especially when making buttons and knife handles, for example Luke Winter in whose inventory in 1720 were 10 lb of brass … brass hafts, Sheffield. The references to the occupation in Sheffield are late: 1700 Richard Wostenholme, brasier, Sheffield but those mentioned after c.1750 were possibly involved in the silver-plating industry.

spellings brasener brazier
places Sheffield
dates 1700 1720

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