United Metal Founders' Society (earlier the London United Brass and General Metal Founders' Society)

Scope and Content

Rulebook, 1919; minutes of committee and general meetings, 1890-1941.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London United Brass and General Metal Founders' Society was established in 1890. In 1920 it became the United Metal Founders' Society. In 1946 it amalgamated with the National Union of Foundry Workers and the Ironfounding Workers' Association to form the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers.

Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, 'The foundry workers, a trade union history' (Manchester, 1959).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section). The first deposit consisted of fifty shelf feet of records collected from the AUEW office in Manchester by Janet Druker on 24th April 1974.

Related Material

Records of the Constructional Engineering Union (MSS.273); the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259); London United Metal Turners, Fitters and Finishers' Society (MSS.259/LUMT); the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (MSS.101/DA); and the working papers of H.J. Fryth (MSS.224)