Any Work for John Cooper: 1688
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Any Work for John Cooper: 1688

Marcellus Laroon

© Museum of London

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A print of an itinerant cooper, entitled, 'Any work for John Cooper/ Vieux Tonneaux vieux Poincons/ Concia Mastelli', and numbered 43, from The Cryes of the City of London.

Coopers, or barrelmakers, were in great demand in the 17th century. Besides barrels, they made tubs, casks, milk churns, buckets and other wooden receptacles. A cooper served a seven-year apprenticeship and, as well as being physically fit, would have been required to read and write.




1688 AD - 1688 AD

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