Friendly Society Gavel, 1800s

Possibly used by the Airdrie Weavers Society. The Weavers was one of many friendly societies operating in North Lanarkshire in the 1800s. Many were organised on a trade basis which helped create a sense of brotherhood. Over time they opened up membership to other workers although some societies remained closed to underground workers.

Museum reference:
NLC-1998-1399
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Weavers Friendly Society
Dimensions:
height: 210 mm
width: 78 mm
diameter: 48 mm
Materials:
wood
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