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
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:
- Someone who flushes (cleans) canals. spülen = to flush
- In the mining industry: someone who washes metal out of the stones
- Someone who cleans the dishes
The correct spelling is "Spülmeister" by the way.
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).