Amalgamated Society of General Toolmakers, Engineers and Machinists

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Membership registers, 1905-20; corres. re superannuation, 1911-20; rules, 1883.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1882 as the National Society of General Tool Makers, Engineers and Machinists, the society later became the Amalgamated Society of General Toolmakers, Engineers and Machinists. It 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. Authority files exist for the Amalgamated Society of General Toolmakers, Engineers and Machinists (GB 152 AAR541) and its predecessor, the National Society of General Tool Makers, Engineers and Machinists (GBR 0152 AAR542).

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).