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Learn about jobs disappeared over half a century ago


Hafsa Alami-Paris

Many jobs that were common in the past have disappeared thanks to technical and technological development and programmed robotic discoveries and some unwanted occupations have been eliminated due to their seriousness or the development of labor laws.

The posts in the following list were previously widespread and often difficult, before they disappeared today or are almost indispensable.

Clown Tiles
His only work was to entertain the king and his court in royal palaces, and appeared in ancient Egypt and Rome where they were sold like any other commodity in the markets.

The job of court dwarfs continued until the Middle Ages in Europe, and it is said that the wife of the King of England Charles I was greatly admired by the role of dwarfs entertaining because of their short bodies.

The Spanish King Philip IV employed so many of them that he even ordered one of the painters to paint his paintings with the dwarves of his court.

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Gunpowder monkey
In this function, the boys transport gunpowder from its storage to guns during wars and the invasion of the seas, because of their ease of movement and the ability to bring ammunition quickly on board warships.

This dangerous job was compulsory for boys at the age of nine, many abducted to work during the war, and usually the most likely to be killed by enemy armies to cripple a cannon attack.

The concept of donating organs for scientific purposes was not known in the 19th century, and graves were required to steal dead bodies from their graves and sell them so that medical students could perform surgeries on human bodies before graduating to work on living humans.

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Laxative wool
The function of softening the fabric - especially wool - dates back to the Roman Empire and medieval England, where women acted as laxatives using their legs to make clothes softer.

Old urine was used to soften fabrics, because it contains ammonium salts that help lubricate and preserve the bright white color.

Human Alarm Clock
A person who wakes people in the morning before working hours instead of an automatic alarm, and long sticks were often used to knock the doors and windows of sleepers living in high apartments.

This function was popular during the First Industrial Revolution, and it is said that England continued to use the services of these people until the 1970s.

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- History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) April 18, 2019

Telephony Officer
Telephones are devices that have seen many developments in recent years, but in the last century, fixed telephones were not directly related to people.

He had to wait until he picked up a signal from the device and then talked to the telephone transfer officer, who then forwarded the call using a manual keyboard.

Human computer
Women solved complex mathematical puzzles with paper and pen, such as pinpointing rocket paths when calculators were not present.

Before the 1970s, women were able to forge the greatest scientific achievements, especially those of NASA.

Bowling Alley Pinsetter

- History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) July 20, 2019

Bowling Boy
They are a group of boys who rearrange the pieces for customers in the bowling alley.

Manual elevator
The New York Times reported that the elevator service was seen as an art rather than a note.

Telegraph transmitter
The telegrams would print the messages and be sent via an electric telegraph and then handed over to young men riding bikes to bring them directly to the door of the addressee's house.

The New York Times reported that the number of deliveries reached about 200 million times in 1920. However, this method stopped after the invention of the phone.

Fun factory workers
He is the person who sits amid the factories to read aloud and entertain the workers during working time, before the invention of radio and television.

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- History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) July 1, 2018

Enemy aircraft listener
The owner of this function used mirrors and listening devices to detect the sounds of enemy aircraft engines approaching positions and targets before the discovery of radar.

Ice cut
A group of people cut snow covering the lakes for use in homes to preserve food and this heavy job was eliminated thanks to refrigerators.

Source: aljazeera

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