Since we've been talking about Amelia Harris of late, I thought we'd show you the actual copy of the 1851 census:
Harris Thomas 38 Head Snuffer Maker Birmingham, -
Harris Ann 39 Wife Burnisher Birmingham, -
Harris Amelia 15 Daughter Burnisher Birmingham, -
Harris Emma 6 Daughter - Birmingham, -
Harris Eliza 1 Daughter - Birmingham, -
Gill Joseph 61 Widower Snuffer Maker Wolverhampton,
I don't know if the widower, Joseph Gill was a boarder or Ann Harris' father. It appears that all may have been involved in a cottage industry, working at home at their trade. A burnisher is someone who polishes metal. Birmingham at that time had a large brass industry. I couldn't find any information if a snuffer maker was a work at home occupation or a factory type job.
Thomas and Ann Harris had one more child, a son, in 1853.