Glacier Metal Works Committee

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1941-86; publications re company.

Administrative / Biographical History

The company, plain bearings specialists, was founded in north London in 1899 and was associated with Alperton for most of the twentieth century, although production was dispersed to Ayrshire during the Second World War. It joined Associated Engineering Ltd. in 1964, which was then taken over by Turner and Newall in the 1980s.

Glacier Metal became well known through the research and development in organisation and management initiated by Wilfred Brown, its managing director, 1939-65.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : 15 year closure period.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in the Centre's searchroom. Company records, including those of the Works Council, remain at Argyle House, Northwood Hills. The deposit listed was made with the co-operation of Mr G.S. Senior, through the good offices of the National Museum of Labour History.

Custodial History

The records were deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan. They were collected by Richard Storey from G. Senior on the 13th June 1989.

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