Friendly United Mechanics Cabinet Emblem*

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Painted emblem of the Stockport branch of the Friendly United Mechanics. Trades societies flourished when the repeal of the Combination Acts in 1825 made them legal. This emblem is decorated with images of working mechanics, the tools of their trades and a coat of arms with early steam boats and locomotives. It would have been opened during society meetings in a Stockport pub.

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Friendly United Mechanics Cabinet Emblem*




oil on wood


H 127 x W 95 cm

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gift from A. Langley, 1992

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