Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society

Scope and Content

Various series of minutes, 1847-1955; annual reports, 1882-1954; delegates' meeting reports, 1921-39 (MSS.28/PM);Report of branches, 1898; rule books; agreement, 1951; delegates' meeting reports, 1935-55 (MSS.39A/PM)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society was established in 1839. In 1955 it amalgamated with the London Society of Compositors to form the London Typographical Society.

Reference: John Gennard, A history of the National Graphical Association. (London, Unwin Hyman, 1990).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The bulk of the Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society's records were deposited in the Centre in 1974 by its successor, the NGA London Region.