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Gimp or Gimper

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The Orme family I am currently researching have several occupational references to being a " grimp" hand, a "grimper", "Silk grimper",even "gimp lad"


The family were in Derby. throughout the mid and late 18 hundreds.

I can only preume this was a technical name for a job in the silk weaving industry. does any one have any idea what they actually did?

I will be grateful for any suggestions

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