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Chimney-sweeps

Chimney-sweeps - Someone who inspects and cleans chimneys. The job typically requires a certain level of dexterity since it involves a lot of climbing, squatting, kneeling, and stretching.

11 jobs from 1850 that are now extinct

The recent recession may have turned the job market on its head, but larger economic factors have drastically changed the market over the last century.  The once stable, middle-class jobs that were commonplace for your great-grandparents have been virtually eliminated. Here are 11 jobs from 1850 which are now considered to be extinct.