Class Code: 3383

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Jewelry Mfg.—Code 3383 is assigned to insureds engaged in the manufacture of jewelry such as rings, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry of precious metals with or without precious stones and mountings for precious stones. Precious and non-precious metals, precious and semiprecious stones, plating solutions, enamel and lacquer are received from others. The operations may include melting, pouring and rolling of the metal, or such operations may start with sheet stock. Further operations involve blanking, forming, drilling, assembling, buffing and polishing. Some articles are plated, enameled or lacquered. Stones may be set in the finished mountings.

Gold Leaf Mfg.—Code 3383 is assigned to insureds engaged in the manufacture of gold leaf in booklets. Gold bars, silver, copper, gold beaters’ skins and paper booklets are received from others. The operations involve the melting of the gold, alloying with copper and/or silver and rolling into sheets. The sheets are then beaten into gold leaf using gold beaters’ skins, either with a hand mallet or by machine. The gold leaf is then cut and placed in booklets.

Silverware Mfg.—Code 3383 is applied to insureds engaged in the manufacture of silverware such as silver or silver-plated flat and hollowware, picture frames, ornaments and novelties. Sheet silver, brass, copper, tin, white metal, plating solutions and lacquer are received from others. The operations involve the stamping or cutting of the metals to size followed by spinning, trimming, assembling, buffing and polishing. In some cases, parts are received already blanked out. Where white metal is used, it is cast in the shape desired. Some articles are engraved and some are lacquered.

Watchcase Mfg.—Code 3383 is assigned to insureds engaged in the manufacture of watch cases, including wristwatch cases. Bar, sheet or strip metals, both precious and non-precious, plating solutions, precious and semiprecious stones, crystals and wrist straps are received from others. The operations may involve the melting and/or rolling of the metals. In all cases metal is blanked out, formed, assembled, buffed, polished and finished. Frequently the assembling and finishing is performed by hand. When non-precious metals are used the cases are usually plated. Many cases are engraved or beaded and some are set with precious or semiprecious stones. Crystals are fitted and wrist straps are attached in some instances.

Musical Instrument Mfg.—Metal—NOC—Code 3383 is also assigned to the manufacture of metal musical instruments such as cornets, trombones, French horns, bass horns, etc. The operations involve a substantial amount of handwork such as brazing, soldering, fitting, testing, engraving, polishing, etc.; most of the machinery operations are performed on jeweler’s lathes.

Musical instrument case manufacturing is also covered under this classification.

Certain Code 3383 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations shall apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 3383 operations that are not assigned to Code 3383:

3685 Instrument Mfg. NOC (Professional or Scientific)
2923 Musical Instrument Mfg.—Wood—NOC

In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 3383 or a classification other than one on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 3381 for risks engaged in the manufacture of silverware and watch cases.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.11

Construction Exemption Required: No