Reference number
  • WOT
Date
  • 1834-1946
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Includes: rules, 1834-1946; annual reports, 1905-10; list of prices, 1850; etc.
Extent
  • 1 box
Admin history
  • The Friendly Society of the United Operative Tin-Plate Workers of Wolverhampton was formed at some time before 1802. At some time after 1834 it was renamed the Wolverhampton Operative Tin-Plate Workers' Society. In 1876 the Society federated with the Wolverhampton Co-operative Tin Plate Workers' Society and the Birmingham Co-operative Tin Plate Workers' Society to form the Amalgamated Tin Plate Workers of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and District. In 1920 it amalgamated with the other unions affiliated to the Amalgamated's successor, the National Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers, to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Braziers.

    Reference: Ted Brake, 'Men of Good Character: A history of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers' (Lawrence and Wishart: London, 1985).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Arrangement
  • The records form part of the archive of Manufacturing, Science, Finance (MSS.101) and within that are a constitutent of the archive of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (MSS.101/SM).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The records of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers and many of its other predecessors are also held at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.101/SM). There are other records relating to the Wolverhampton union in the papers of the Birmingham sheet metal workers (MSS.101/SM/BIW).