National Society of Metal Mechanics... National Society of Metal Mechanics, 1873-1987
National Executive Council minutes, 1891-92, 1913-17, 1928-59; District Councils' minutes, 1934-79 (incomplete); Annual Reports, 1873-1946; Journal , 1918-21; rules, 1911-45; files re employers' associations and companies and subject files, 1920s-1980s; some branch minutes.
National Society of Amalgamated Metal, Wire and Tube Workers : minutes, 1913-19 (MSS.101/M/6/1).
The Amalgamated Society of Brassworkers was formed in 1872. It changed its name to the National Society of Amalgamated Brassworkers in 1873, the National Society of Amalgamated Brassworkers and Metal Mechanics in 1905, the National Society of Brassworkers and Metal Mechanics in 1911, the National Society of Brass and Metal Mechanics in 1920, and the National Society of Metal Mechanics in 1944. It merged with the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (TASS) in 1987.
The National Society of Amalgamated Metal, Wire and Tube Workers may have been formed by the National Society of Metal Mechanics in an attempt to cater for a different (and possibly less skilled) type of metal worker. The two organisations shared the same General Secretary and offices.
Reference: M. Totten, Founded in Brass (National Society of Metal Mechanics, 1972).
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
The records form part of the archive of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union (MSS.101).
A thirty year closure applies to unpublished material in this collection. AMICUS approval must be obtained before publication.
Other records of the National Society of Metal Mechanics are also held at the Centre (MSS.411/MM) and were deposited at the Centre by Manufacturing, Science, Finance in January 2000. These items were integrated to this list in May 2008.See also the records of the Amalgamated Society of Brassworkers (MSS.79/AS)
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