Includes: rules, 1834-1946; annual reports, 1905-10; list of prices, 1850; etc.
Wolverhampton Operative Tin-Plate Workers' Society
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 WOT
- Dates of Creation1834-1946
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Friendly Society of the United Operative Tin-Plate Workers of Wolverhampton was formed at some time before 1802. At some time after 1834 it was renamed the Wolverhampton Operative Tin-Plate Workers' Society. In 1876 the Society federated with the Wolverhampton Co-operative Tin Plate Workers' Society and the Birmingham Co-operative Tin Plate Workers' Society to form the Amalgamated Tin Plate Workers of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and District. In 1920 it amalgamated with the other unions affiliated to the Amalgamated's successor, the National Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers, to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers.
Reference: Ted Brake, 'Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers' (Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constitutent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This archive was transferred to the Modern Records Centre from the National Museum of Labour History in October 1989 and April 1990; and from Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies in November 2008.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/WOT
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.