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Friday, February 21st 2014, 3:50am


Spüalmeister Does any one have a translation or explanation of this occupation? It probably has to do with the early textile industry ie Spools Bobbins Etc.
If there is a more defined translation it would be appreciated.
Thank you Martin


Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:49am

Hello Martin,

If you use Google Book search it's easier to find something about the historic context. Actually, I found three different meanings in addition to the job in the textile industry:
  1. Someone who flushes (cleans) canals. spülen = to flush
  2. In the mining industry: someone who washes metal out of the stones
  3. Someone who cleans the dishes
The correct spelling is "Spülmeister" by the way.
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Friday, February 21st 2014, 10:27am

Hello Martin,

the right, current spelling is "Spulmeister". The "Spuler" was turning bobbins. The very old German word "spuole" is meaning bobbin for weaving. (Meister = master craftsman).