Financial Records, 1928-1962 and members' address book, 1900s.
United Operative Spindle and Flyer Makers' Trade and Friendly Society
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 UOS
- Dates of Creation1928-1962
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The United Operative Spindle and Flyer Makers' Trade and Friendly Society was founded in 1856 and was one of the longest surviving Unions making textile machines and fittings. In 1860 the Union applied to join the Amalgamated Society of Engineers but was refused on the grounds that its members were not skilled tradesmen. The the Union developed independently and reached a membership of 1,300 by the turn of the century. Membership steadily declined after the Two World Wars until amalgamation with the Amalgamated Engineering Union when membership numbered around 200 in June 1962.
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 2( Gower: Aldershot, 1984).
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/
These papers form part of a large collection (MSS.259) 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 have been 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.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.