Alexander and John Faill, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow

1881 – A & J Faill, contractors, causewayers and quarrymen. Office, Craigpark, Glasgow. Macadamised roads, drains, sewers, excavations, gratings, street crossings, courtyards, stables, public works, pavements etc. Extra hard metal, common metal, dressed squares, flatts, borders, nidged, kerb, rubble, tram blocks etc

1893 – 2 x invoices – A & J Faill, contractors, causewayers and quarrymen. Office, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow. Macadamised roads, drains, sewers, excavations, gratings, street crossings, courtyards, stables, public works, pavements etc. Extra hard metal, common metal, dressed squares, flatts, borders, nidged, kerb, rubble, tram blocks etc.

1896 – 1 x invoice – A & J Faill, contractors, causewayers and quarrymen. Office, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow. Macadamised roads, drains, sewers, excavations, gratings, street crossings, courtyards, stables, public works, pavements etc. Extra hard metal, common metal, dressed squares, flatts, borders, nidged, kerb, rubble, tram blocks etc.

22/10/1897 – John Faill died.

11/08/1900 – Glasgow Herald- New Scottish companies … No 4599. New Cleghorn Terra Cotta Company Limited, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow. Capital £15,000 in £1 shares. Formed to adopt an agreement with the existing company of that name which has its registered office at 144 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Signatories – David Rankine, civil engineer, 23d West George Street; John Faill, contractor, 52 Robertson Street; A K Foote, secretary, Kelvinside Brick Company Limited, 93 Hope Street; John A Todd, solicitor, 190 West George Street; James S Dixon, coalmaster, 127 St Vincent Street; Mark Hurll, brick manufacturer, 144 West Regent Street, all in Glasgow and J F Baird, brick manufacturer, Greenock Road, Paisley.

27/10/1900 – Kirkintilloch Gazette – Condorrat. Death of Mr Alexander Faill. The death took place at his residence, 6 Woodside Place, Glasgow, on the 19th current, of Mr Alexander Faill, senior partner of the well-known firm of contractors, Messrs A. & J. Faill, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, and quarry masters Westfield, Condorrat, the Croy quarry, and Furnace quarry, Lochfyneside. A native of Cambusnethan, the deceased was in his 79th year. He founded the firm about fifty years since, along with his brother Mr John Faill, who died on 22nd October 1897. The firm owned besides quarries, various coalfields and brickworks. Their contracts were mainly confined to street paving. They carried out many important contracts in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, including the laying of the tramway system of the city (except the Trongate portion) also those of Paisley, and the line connecting Port Glasgow and Greenock. The deceased was chairman of the Glasgow Tramway Company for several years, a position he resigned from owing to health. Faill was a Justice of Peace for the city of Glasgow but did not take part in public affairs. Mr John Nelson, quarry master, Muirhead, addressed the members of the Condorrat Good Templar Lodge on Wednesday evening. There was a large attendance and Mr Nelson’s handling of how to combat the evils of drink was followed with keen interest. Mr Wylie, M.P., has issued a circular letter thanking those by whose powerful assistance he secured such a splendid victory in Dumbartonshire, which has been highly appreciated all over the country.

09/08/1933 – The Scotsman – Sir John Faill, of the well-known firm of A . & J . Faill, contractors and quarry masters, Glasgow, died yesterday at his residence, 7 Winton Drive, Kelvinside. Mr Faill, who was about 79 years of age, was unmarried. A son of Mr John Faill, one of the founders of the business, he joined the firm in early life and took a leading part in the conduct of its affairs. Messrs. Faill paved most of the streets of Glasgow, and own extensive quarries at Croy and at Furnace, Lochfyne.

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