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Jobs That No Longer Exist (22 pics)

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These strange jobs no longer exist.

1.) Bowling alley pin setter

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This was typically a teenager’s job and didn’t pay very well.


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2.) Knocker-upper


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Knocker-uppers were basically human alarm clocks. They would make sure their clients would wake up.


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They would rap on doors and windows with truncheons, or even use pea shooters.


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3.) Ice cutter




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When lakes froze, ice cutters would saw through the layers and give the pieces to ice delivery men.


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4.) Pre-radar enemy aircraft detection


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These devices helped soldiers listen for approaching enemy aircraft and warn their own troops


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5.) Rat catcher


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In Europe, rat catchers were hired to control the rodent population and prevent the spread of disease.


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It wasn’t an easy job, as many of them would suffer from bites.


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6.) Lamp lighter


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Until electric street lamps were introduced, lamp lighters would need to go around lighting or extinguishing street lamps.


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7.) Milkman


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Because of less advanced refrigeration and preservation techniques, cold milk would need to be delivered often.


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8.) Log driver – Before log transportation via truck was possible, these men would guide logs down the river.


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9.) Switchboard operator


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Before modern technology, switchboard operators were an integral part of telephone networks by connecting calls.


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10.) Resurrectionist – - They were basically 19th century body snatchers. Resurrectionists would remove corpses from graves for universities to use as cadavers.


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11.) Factory worker lector


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Lectors hired at factories would read to those who worked all day, providing entertainment.


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№1 Author: 1234 (4 Mar 2014 03:12) Total user comments: 1878


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:02: there's still milkmen doing the rounds :03:
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№2 Author: MooMoo (4 Mar 2014 03:33) Total user comments: 0


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Log drivers actually still exist in Canada (at a much larger scale tho)
and lectors in some cigar factory, in cuba
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№3 Author: adzhoe (4 Mar 2014 06:57) Total user comments: 14959


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A few years back, they still had rat catchers in India.
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№4 Author: capt.huffnpuff (4 Mar 2014 08:49) Total user comments: 2801


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#7 we had a small ice box so we had to have milk delivered daily.
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№5 Author: Lu (4 Mar 2014 17:53) Total user comments: 15082


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Been a pilferin from 9 Gag, Ac? Good to see anyhow.
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№6 Author: Aindy (4 Mar 2014 18:49) Total user comments: 2780


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adzhoe,
Im pretty sure rat catchers are active in parts of Africa. I remember reading that the price of rat meat went up by a factor of 5 in some central african country a few years back (less than 5 years). Other meat was so expensive nobody could afford it.
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№7 Author: saint357 (4 Mar 2014 19:18) Total user comments: 2366


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Yea there are still milkmen and milkwomen out there but today because of the LGBT groups they're now called milkpersons and delievery to anyone, or is that called something else? :07:

OH and diamond driller, author #5, your the dick for being an ass#ole to the previous author. Sounds like someone didn't get their delivery in! :09:
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№8 Author: YeahRight (4 Mar 2014 22:45) Total user comments: 1632


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...soon there will not be jobs for anyone...just ask corporations and robots... :15:
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№9 Author: joe schmoe (4 Mar 2014 22:48) Total user comments: 0


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and when we raise minimum wage you can bet fast food servers will hit this list.. automating the checkout process is already current technology.. reminds me of the bowling pins above
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№10 Author: wipal (5 Mar 2014 00:13) Total user comments: 116


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todava hay acomodadores de pinos en el los bolos
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