Amalgamated Association of Brassfounders, Turners, Fitters, Finishers and Coppersmiths

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Executive committee and other minutes, 1918-20.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1912 by the merger of ten local societies : the Aberdeen Operative Brassfounders and Coppersmiths' Association; the Belfast Brassfounders' Association; the Bury and District Brass Founders and Finishers' Society; the Derby, Burton and Coventry Brass Founders, Turners, Fitters, Electrical and General Brass Finishers and Coppersmiths' Society; the Dundee Operative Brass Founders and Finishers' Association; the Greenock, Port Glasgow and District Association of Brass Turners, Finishers and Fitters; the Glasgow and District Associated Brass Turners, Fitters and Finishers' Society; the Manchester Brass Founders, Turners, Fitters and Finishers' Association (MSS.259/MB); the Nottingham United Brassfounders and Finishers' Association; and the Oldham Brassfounders' Association. The association amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and eight other unions to form the Amalgamated Engineering Union in 1920.

Reference: J.B. Jeffreys, The story of the engineers.London, 1945 (repr. 1970).

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

The records have been listed as part of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union archive. An authority file exists for the Amalgamated Association of Brassfounders, Turners, Fitters, Finishers and Coppersmiths (GB 152 AAR533).

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. The first deposit consisted of fifteen boxes of early minutes collected by Richard Storey on 1st November 1984. Accruals are listed under the entry for the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259).