View of burnishers at the Coalport China Works

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Each burnisher in this photograph female sits by a window in order to provide her with sufficient light to see her work. Winnie Macleod, who began her apprenticeship as a burnisher at the Works at the age of 13 in 1919, recalled that as well as the special tools, burnishers also used a rag wrapped around their finger and dipped in water and sand to bring up the bright colour of the gilding.

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