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Amalgamated Instrument Makers'Society

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This material is held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
Reference Number(s) GB 152 GB 152 MSS.259/IM
Dates of Creation Dates of creation : 1888-1920
Language of Material English.
Physical Description [ not recorded ]

Scope and Content

Various minutes series, 1897-1920; membership records, 1888-96; South London branch minutes, 1903-6; rules, 1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1887 as the Scientific Instrument Makers' Trade Society, the society later became the Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society. It amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and eight other unions to form the Amalgamated Engineering Union in 1920.

Reference: J.B. Jeffreys, The story of the engineers. London, 1945 (repr. 1970).

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan by the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. The first deposit consisted of fifteen boxes of early minutes collected by Richard Storey on 1st November 1984. Accruals are listed under the entry for the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259) .

Archivist's Note

The records have been listed as part of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union archive. Authority files exist for the Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society (GB 152 AAR539) and its predecessor, the Scientific Instrument Makers' Trade Society (GBR 0152 AAR540).

Preferred Citation

Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society (MSS.259/IM), Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick


Measuring instruments industry Employees Labor unions Great Britain

Corporate Names

Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union

Cataloguing Info

Title Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society 1888-1920
Author Catalogued by Richard Storey and Alistair Tough, March 1990 [amended November 1996]
Publication Modern Records Centre
University of Warwick Library , Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK , Telephone: +44 (0)1203 524219 , Fax: +44 (0)1203 572988 , Email: , URL: ,
Creation Finding aid encoded manually by Alan Crookham, February 1999.
16 June 2005
  • Catalogue record converted to EAD2002, May 2005.