Records of Scottish Metal and Plumbers' Merchants' Federation, trade association, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books, including balance sheets, minutes of general and committee meetings 1923-1964

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Metal & Plumbers' Merchants' Federation arose from joint meetings of members of the Scottish Plumbers' & Metal Merchants' Associations and the Scottish Federation of Plumbers' & Domestic Engineers' (Employers) Association at the offices of Thomson McLintock & Co , chartered accountants, Glasgow, Scotland, on 17 December 1923  . The meeting was to consider "a new Agreement for Scotland on the lines of the present Glasgow and Edinburgh Agreements" for the purpose of co-operating and strengthening their position with the manufacturers' associations. At the meeting "it was unanimously decided to form a Scottish Federation of Plumbers' Merchants". The first formal meeting of the Scottish Metal & Plumbers Merchants Federation took place on 3 March 1924 when Thomson McLintock were formally appointed secretaries. It was agreed that "the Federation shall deal solely with the questions affecting the general interests of the Plumbers' Merchants in Scotland". The Federation amalgamated with the National Federation of Builders & Plumbers Merchants, London, England, on 1 April 1963  and was officially dissolved on 31 March 1964  .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: George D Caldwell: KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock, 24 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4QS

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom as part of the Trades Associations finding aid (UGD 290) Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)), NRA 33817 Scottish

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Janice Miller, Archive Assistant, 29 April 2003.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held in offices of secretaries


None expected

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Location of Originals

This material is original


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