East of Scotland Brass Founders' Society

Scope and Content

Rule Book, 1918

Administrative / Biographical History

The Union was founded in 1857 and was formerly known as the Edinburgh and Leith Association of Brass Founders. The Union had 650 members by the early 20th century and was a founding member of the Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades. The Union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in 1920.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan Historical Directory of Trade Unions( England, 1984).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

These papers form part of a large collection www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/259col.htm/" linktype="simple">MSS.259that 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.

Related Material

These papers constitute part of a large collection of related papers that have been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a long period of time.