Amalgamated Instrument Makers'Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various minutes series, 1897-1920; membership records, 1888-96; South London branch minutes, 1903-6; rules, 1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1887 as the Scientific Instrument Makers' Trade Society, the society later became the Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society. 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 Instrument Makers' Society (GB 152 AAR539) and its predecessor, the Scientific Instrument Makers' Trade Society (GBR 0152 AAR540).

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) .