Printing Machine Branch and superannuation fund, earlier the Platen Printing Machine Minders' Society

Scope and Content

Rules, c1900-1980s; Committee minutes, 1890-1984; council minutes, 1916-48; minutes of annual and general quarterly meetings, 1904-19; Printers' Pension Reform Association, minutes 1898-9; branch committee reports to delegate meetings, 1928-1992; minutes of superannuation fund annual general meetings and trustees' meetings, 1993-2011; superannuation fund trustee reports and balance sheets, 1994-2010; membership register covering admissions 1875-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Platen Printing Machine Minders' and Process Provers' Society was established in 1890 and in or before 1919 it changed its name to the Platen Printing Machine Minders' Society. In 1924 it joined the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding, Machine Ruling and Paper Workers and became the autonomous Printing Machine Branch. It retained this status under the various incarnations of SOGAT between 1966 and 1991 and then under the Graphical, Paper and Media Union before fully amalgamating with the London Region of the Graphical, Paper and Media Union in 1992. Its superannuation fund made its last payments in 2011.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

These records were deposited in the Modern Records Centre in March1998 and May 2016 by Mr G F Holmes, branch and superannuation fund secretary.