Document ReferenceLn2/2/4
TitlePapers relating to the Carpet Manufacturers Association of England and Scotland; 1869-1905
Date Of Creation1869-1905
Extent1 box
LevelSeries
Content DescriptionThe Association began as the Carpet Manufacturers' Association of Northern England before amalgamating with the Scottish carpet manufacturing group to form the Carpet Manufacturer's Association of England and Scotland. As a trade association it was concerned with price maintenance in factories throughout the UK.

The records are the only extant material relating to the Carpet Manufacturers' Association. They indicate an organisation that liaised regularly with its workers in order to set prices and wages. By 1905 changing working practices and pressures from other manufacturers who were not adopting the price maintenance schemes of the Association led to its gradual disbandment.

John Lawson was elected to the committee to represent England from 1888 and became secretary in 1890.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA79143Carpet Manufacturers Association of England and Scotland
NA79122Lawson; John (1845-1911); carpet manufacturer of Leeds1845-1911
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