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    Default 1939 Register Chain Prover?

    I am currently researching the Dunn family and am having trouble reading a word on the 1939 Register.
    The entry is on Ancestry and Find My Past and is the last name on the page.

    Albert H Dunn
    B. 9 Jul 1903
    Residence: 66 Butchers Lane, Halesowen, Worcestershire

    Occupation: Link Cutter & Chain ????? (heavy worker)

    Ancestry says itís Chain Procer
    Find My Past thinks itís Chain Grover

    I think it might be Chain Prover but I canít find a description of this occupation anywhere

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    Remember the images of the 1939 Register are like the census - you're looking at a transcription of the original schedule - so is it possible that the original description said 'link cutter and chain driver'?
    I'll admit that that the first letter of the last word isn't written the same way as almost all the other capital D's on the page, but also a couple of P's I saw on the page were very well 'formed'. (IYKWIM.)

    Have you checked a couple of pages either side to see if anyone else has a similar occupation? (Or to check for sloppily-written P's and D's?)

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    It certainly looks like "Link Cutter & Chain Prover", and there are several "Chain Makers" on the next page.
    So Heavy Industry - Blacksmith?
    "Link Cutter" is straightforward. Perhaps the "Chain Prover" tested the force that the chain would withstand?

    Jane

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    The 1911 Census has one instance of a "Chain prover" as occupation. The occupation code allocated is 663 "Anchor, chain - Manufacture"

    The 1901 Census has 4 instances.
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Thank you

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