Stunning Fantastic Old Chest with its Original sign. Which provides an excellent storage solution. Hand made Original Solid Brass Hinges! 2 Solid Brass Key Liner Escutcheons. Original Wrought Iron Carrying Handles!UK Mainland only , - If you live in the Scottish. Here for sale at Liverpool Antiques we have a large selection of Victorian and Georgian blanket boxes. These antique trunks can be used for excellent storage and at the same time can be useful and used as a coffee table in front of a sofa or chairs whilst giving your room added character. This blanket box is truly stunning, it is guaranteed. My research has confirmed it to have been made c1887 out of pine using a traditional through cut dove tail construction method. The timber that has been used for this box is Quebec yellow pine with beautiful figure, it also has its all round original plinth and original box section edge to the top. Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great Britain.
The Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great Britain was a trade union. Representing people employed in iron- and steelworks in Britain. The union was founded in 1887, following a conference organised by Edward Trow of the Amalgamated Malleable Ironworkers of Great Britain, which had been in decline for many years. In particular, Trow worried that many of the remaining members worked on contracts in declining ironworking areas, while the new British Steel Smelters' Association. (BSSA) aimed to unionise daily paid workers, and indeed campaigned against contracts.Trow organised a conference in Manchester. Where attendees represented 40,000 iron and steel workers. In order to minimise regional rivalries, its rules stated that the president must come from South Staffordshire, and the vice-president from Lancashire.
Trow was elected as general secretary, unpaid for the first three months. He suggested that, after this time, the post would be held jointly with James Capper, but Capper was not interested in the role.
In contrast to the earlier union, the Associated also sought to unionise workers in the rapidly growing steelworks, and it had particular success in attracting contractors to join. In 1891, the Malleable Ironworkers was wound up, and its few remaining members transferred to the Associated, with membership reaching 10,000 in 1892.
Although this varied over the next decade, it was still around 8,000 in 1899, when Trow died, and the old regional rivalries had by then been overcome. During the 1900s, the union lost members due to a decline in employment at ironworks, and through some potential members joining the rival BSSA. Both unions were members of the Trades Union Congress.
And their demarcation dispute came to a head in 1909. The foundation of the loose Iron and Steel Trades Federation in 1913 did not solve the issue, but in the Associated began growing again and merged into the new British Iron, Steel and Kindred Trades Association. In 1917, at which point it had just under 10,000 members. This chest still has its original oak scumble painted finish which is a rich golden brown colour and has polished to a wonderful shine, along with the original polished hand made wrought iron carrying handles and original solid brass hinges, that have also been hand made. This chest is in fabulous condition, the interior is like all the boxes we sell clean and tidy with some age related ink spills.The inside is wonderfully fitted with two candle boxes that really add to this box's character and document strap to the inside of the lid. This Old chest still has the original double locks inside. A trunk that I'm sure could tell a story or two, the years of use have really added to this box's character, which have developed into a fabulous rich all over nutty colour. The rest of the box has been fully restored and has been polished using traditional bees wax, both handles and hinges have been removed during the restoration process, polished and re-applied. This is a truly stunning and wonderful "museum" quality piece of furniture, a clean and solid trunk full of character, "History" and charm in fantastic condition. You will not find a better box for sale than this one for a long time!! I make no apologies for the price it is worth every penny! Please ask for additional photos, we have plenty more but can only list 12 on this page. We would be happy to deliver this piece within 50 miles of Liverpool for a small charge or you may collect yourself for free!
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This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "liverpool_antiques" and is located in Liverpool, Merseyside. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.