Fitter

A fitter was engaged on assembly, installation, maintenance, repair and dismantling of mechanical plant and equipment at the mines, oil works and refineries. The trade of a fitter was a qualified and skilled career that took many years to learn. An apprenticeship would usually start between the ages of 14 and 16 and last for 5 years. Once the apprenticeship was served the fitter would normally stay in this trade for the rest of their working life.

Wages & Working Hours

The average weekly wage of a fitter in 1886 was 26s 0d and the working hours were normally 57 hours over 6 days (Board of Trade Census of Wages).

In 1923 an apprentice fitter started on a weekly wage of 12s, which rose to 13s 6d in 1924, 15s in 1925, 18s in 1926 and to 22s in 1927 which was the final year of the apprenticeship.

Additional Resources

  • Oral history transcript: Mr James Anderson
  • Oral history transcript: Mr & Mrs Cameron
  • Oral history transcript: Mr Archibald Fairley
  • Oral history transcript: Mr Alexander Hunter
  • Oral history transcript: Mr Thomas Hutchinson
  • Oral history transcript: Mr & Mrs Paterson
  • Oral history transcript: Mr Frank Stark
  • Oral history transcript: Mr A. Taylor

Employment records for Fitter

Records of people who worked as a Fitter are listed below.

Person Organisation Start date End date Related records
William Glencorse Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/05/1962 National Insurance Contribution Book
Andrew G Steven Scottish Oils Ltd 01/08/1957 01/01/1959 National Insurance Contribution Book
Peter Morrison Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/01/1959 National Insurance Contribution Book
James McEwan Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/10/1960 National Insurance Contribution Book
John R Whyte Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/03/1960 National Insurance Contribution Book
Joseph C Wood Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/01/1959 National Insurance Contribution Book
Thomas Grant Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/01/1962 National Insurance Contribution Book
Joseph Armstrong Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/05/1957 National Insurance Contribution Book
George K Roberts Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/05/1962 National Insurance Contribution Book
John Gray Wardrop Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/07/1960 National Insurance Contribution Book
David Stein Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/01/1959 National Insurance Contribution Book
John Seffen Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/10/1960 National Insurance Contribution Book
Martin Newton Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1967 30/04/1971 -
John Whyte (White) Muir (Sen) Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1967 02/01/1980 -
James Dudgeon Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1967 09/09/1973 -
Harry Dawson Scottish Oils Ltd 09/01/1967 05/01/1968 -
John Landels Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1967 28/11/1976 -
Archibald Irvine Scottish Oils Ltd 03/04/1967 20/09/1968 -
Hedley Clark Scottish Oils Ltd 06/08/1967 06/04/1973 -
Douglas Stuart Scottish Oils Ltd 09/02/1970 13/08/1971 -
Ian Miller Scottish Oils Ltd 09/02/1970 04/10/1973 -
Richard McLean Scottish Oils Ltd 16/02/1970 05/12/1980 -
James Pickett Scottish Oils Ltd 16/02/1970 06/03/1970 -
John Hall Scottish Oils Ltd 27/04/1970 04/06/1971 -
Allan Gibson Scottish Oils Ltd 04/05/1970 13/08/1971 -
William McCafferty Scottish Oils Ltd 29/06/1970 18/02/1972 -
David Smith Scottish Oils Ltd 07/12/1970 04/08/1972 -
Alex Grant Scottish Oils Ltd 21/03/1972 26/10/1979 -
David Kinnear Tavern Scottish Oils Ltd 04/12/1972 27/09/1974 -
Henry Tait Scottish Oils Ltd 04/11/1973 01/03/1985 -
Alastair Watson Scottish Oils Ltd 23/12/1973 28/06/1974 -
Matthew Boyle Scottish Oils Ltd 10/02/1974 20/02/1977 -
Francis Fox Scottish Oils Ltd 08/07/1974 30/04/1981 -
William Gray Scottish Oils Ltd 05/12/1976 21/05/1978 -
D. Simpson Scottish Oils Ltd 12/09/1976 01/04/1977 -
Kenneth McAra Scottish Oils Ltd 13/06/1977 31/07/1977 -
Fraser Boyd Scottish Oils Ltd 23/11/1976 08/03/1985 -
Robert Kerr Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1957 01/03/1959 National Insurance Contribution Book
Robert Heeps Scottish Oils Ltd 01/01/1967 03/11/1972 -
George Topping Scottish Oils Ltd 24/02/1969 11/08/1972 -
George Bell Scottish Oils Ltd 06/01/1970 25/10/1973 -
Denis Boyce Scottish Oils Ltd 29/06/1970 09/04/1971 -
John Crawford Scottish Oils Ltd 08/07/1973 02/11/1979 -
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