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Title: The flint glass makers in the classic age of the labour aristocracy, 1850-1880, with special reference to Stourbridge
Author: Matsumura, Takao
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1976
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This thesis is a history of the flint glass makers and their unionAn the period between 1850 and 1880. The thesis attempts to throw light both on the flint glass makers and on the concept of Labour aristocraoy. Part one is an analysis of the flint glass makers at the point of production. After giving some account of the flint glass industry, the peculiarity of the work situation is examined; the produotion processq hours of workq methods of wage payments and other working conditions. Wage differentials between different groups of glass makers are analysed as a necessary condition for the formation of the Labour aristocracy. In particular, an attempt is made to reconstruct the life time experience of the glass makers. Special attention is paid to the relationship between glass makersp glass cutters and bottle makers. Part two comprises a detailed investigation of the structure and policies of the Flint Glass Makers Friendly Society in which it is argued that although the Society was a "New Model" Union as the Webbs labelled it, it did not always behave in accordance with Webbian notions of "New-Model" activities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor