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Scavenger

or Ash Man

A person appointed by an oil company to service dry closets and attend to other waste in company villages. The scavanger would remove waste from dry toilets, mixed this with the content of domestic ash pits, and remove by horse and cart. This waste was often sold to local farmers as fertilizer.

 

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