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LADY PLUMBER 2:20
The 0woman1s touch may be found in every job done by the
Peerless Plumbing Company, at 4l..42 Lawnview in Dallas.
The owner is a woman with the un..plumber-.like name of
Violet Mottwiler, and shets the first woman to hold a
master plumber's license in Texas. A plumbing shop in
Laredo boasts the only other TexAnn to hold such a license;
Mrs. Mottwiler, a widow with three grown children, earned
her license in 1933, a year after the death of her husband.
She's been operating the plumbing shop, begun by her
husband, ever since, except for a two year stint with an
aircraft plant during world war two. Mrs. Mttwiler says
her son, Norman, has been doing most of the heavy work
since he earned his masters license in 1952. But she
still likes to stop by a project, and lend a hand. In
this case, she to helping Norman seal sewer pipes, to be
installed at 63-35 Power. Feeling right at home with a
dipper of hot lead, Mrs. Mottwiler says shets never
considered herself i .a manly woman, pointing out she
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Lady plumber], item, July 20, 1961; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935997/m1/1/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.