This brick is in the possession of the Rottnest Island Museum. Many thanks to Wendy Bradshaw for the photograph. J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works Kilmarnock. . . . .
Found on the old Perceton Fire Clay Works site, Perceton, Ayrshire
Broken Buchan’s drain cover. 1 1/4″ thick x 7″ wide
1886 – 1887 – J & M Craig – Fire- clay manufacturers, coalmasters and sanitary potters.
Hillhead fire clay works, Perceton fire clay works, Longpark sanitary pottery, Hillhead and Perceton Collieries, Kilmarnock N.B, and Lilliehill fire clay works, Dunfermline.
Sole Makers of Buchan’s Patent Ventilatiug and Disconnecting Drain Traps,
Buchan’s Patent Grease Traps,
Buchan’s Patent Drain Pipes and Access Pipes,
Maguire’s Patent Safety-Joint Drain Pipes.
Sole Makers for Scotland and Ireland of Potts’ Patent Edinburgh Air- Chambered Sewer Trap.
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire . This brick is enamelled to one side and stamped on both sides of the brick. The bottom of the brick frog is unusual in that it is formed from a rounded ‘bar’ of fireclay so the section…
Found by Chris Merritt at the site of the Huron Copper Mines, Upper Peninsula, Michigan. J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works Kilmarnock. . . . .
Messrs Barclay, Craig & Co, Kilmarnock were involved in the building of the Lonsdale Hermatite Iron Works near Whitehaven, England and also an on site brick works. Craig & Co appear to be J & M Craig, Fire Clay Manufacturers, Hillhead, Perceton and Dean Works, Kilmarnock and Barclay appears to be James Wilson Barclay, engineer, Kilmarnock….
Found in Glasgow. Note the frog shape on this circle brick with the eyelid across the top right corner ( It is the same on the rear ) The 3 is stamped to the end and will be the Company’s code reference for the angle of the arc. J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works,…
Many thanks to Ibon Abuin, Alejandro Gandul and Jose Carlos Bernal for the information and photographs that follow. SS Canarias was a French nationality cargo ship. The Steam Ship CANARIAS was built by ATELIERS & CHANTIERS DE LA LOIRA in Nantes (France) in 1893. Length Over All: 104 Mts Beam: 12 Mts. Disp: 3.098 Tm. On…
Found by Ian Suddaby in New Cumnock. This is not in my possession. J & M Craig, Dean Brick Works, Ayrshire. J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire . .
J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire supplied firebricks to S L Merchant Company of New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Below – 1871 – S.L.Merchant Co, New York, USA (page 567) – Cowens, Stourbridge and Craigs fire bricks. Below – 1872 – S.L.Merchant Co, New York, USA (page 328) Below – 1894…
J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock supplied salt glazed pipes to William Nelson Jr, New York. 25/04/1867 – Brooklyn Daily Eagle – To contractors – sewer and drain pipe , first quality Scotch of 12, 15 and 18 inch diameter, with branches and connections, also superior American pipe for sale by Wm…
Found by Michael Fallone at Milton Ironworks during demolition. This works was founded in about 1856 by McDowall & Co, iron-founders. This firm developed a very extensive business in architectural castings, and the works eventually covered an large area. This works made many pillar boxes for the Post Office, and also telephone boxes. The firm,…