Leeds United Brass Founder's and Finisher's Society

Scope and Content

Rule Books, 1858-1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds United Brass Founders' and Finishers' Society was a sectional Society founded in 1848. By 1890 the Union had 170 members before merging with the Manchester Brassfounders, Turners', Fitters' and Finishers' Society in 1909. The Manchester Brassfounders', Turners', Fitters' and Finishers' Society in turn merged with other sectional Societies to form the Amalgamated Association of Brassfounders, Turners, Fitters and Coppersmiths in 1912.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. Volume 2( Gower: Aldershot, 1984).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

These papers form part of a large collection (MSS.259/ASE) that has been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a number of years. Most of the Records came from the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Engineering Section). The first deposits were made in 1984 with further deposits made up to 1997.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.