Worshipful Company of Turners
The Worshipful Company of Turners
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The Guild of Turners, or operators of the lathe
, the predecessor of the Company, existed in 1310. In 1435, it received the power to oversee and regulate turners in the City of London; it retained the power until the eighteenth century. It was incorporated under a Royal Charter
Over the years, the Company has lost its original function of a trade association, mostly due to the technology and the obsolescence of the craft of turning. Now, the Company is mostly a charitable institution.
The Company ranks fifty-first in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is By Faith I Obteigne, or, in Modern English, By Faith I Obtain.