Found at Cottown, near Perth, Fife and kindly donated by Nick Basden. Probably a product of David Gillespie, Brick, Tile and Fire Clay Works, Clackmannan . . . .
Found in Alva by Gordon Wyle.
This is a large floor tile and very similar to the Alloa floor tiles – click me.
Note the last ‘T’ is different to the rest of the letters in that it has serifs and the others do not.
I do not believe Clayton & Cos is the tile manufacturer. I believe this is the name of the company that made the tile / brick making machine – Henry Clayton, Son and Howlett of Atlas Works, Harrow Road, London.
There are many examples of brick stamped Clayton & co on one side and the brick manufacturer on the other. I believe this was a marketing ploy either by Henry Clayton themselves to promote their machines or by the brickmakers who were keen to let the world know that their bricks were made on a Clayton machine and thus perhaps of a better quality to other bricks.
This brick was very likely manufactured at the Alva brick and tile works but by which individual?
1867 – William Robertson – Brick and Tile Maker, Alva, Dollar
1878 – J & D Philp – Brick & Tile Makers, Alva Brickworks, Alva, Clackmannanshire
1886 – John Philp – Brick and Tile Maker, Alva Works, Alva, Clackmannanshire.
1903 – Andrew Harley – Brickmaker, Colbrook Place, Alva. RSO Clackmannanshire.
Photographed by Andrew Wood. This is not in my possession. Stamped ALVA to the front. Stamped Clayton & Cos Patent to the rear. I do not believe Clayton & Cos is the tile manufacturer. I believe this is the name of the company that made the tile / brick making machine – Henry Clayton, Son and…
Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for the following information. This Bald brick should be manufactured by Alexander Bald, Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. It was found in St Petersburg, Russia. All known bricks marked BALD are accompanied by the initial ‘A’ – A. BALD. However in this example the word BALD appears to be…
Found Alloa. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire Note the frog corners are scalloped. . . .
This ‘A Bald Alloa’ brick is believed to have been found by Martin, in New South Wales, Australia. – source Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
Found by Gordon Wyle, Devonside, Clackmannanshire. Clackmannan Brick And Tile Works, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
Found by Martyn Fretwell in Nottinghamshire. These bricks were found as part of the original structure of a house built 1856 – 1860. John Evelyn Denison, 1st Viscount Ossington owned Ossington Hall, Notts. from 1820 to 1873 & this estate brickworks is shown disused on an 1875 map. Clayton Patent refers to the makers of…
Found by Michael Fallone in Maryhill Road, Glasgow during demolition. Michael states – I found the same Clack 1872 bricks in the rubble of several tenements in the Maryhill Rd Glasgow area, the bricks formed a cornice just below the gutters. The bricks were laid alternately, one moulded ,one normal. The moulded ones protruded from the wall…
Found by Michael Fallone in Maryhill Road, Glasgow during demolition. Note the misspelling of Clackmannan – Clackmanan. Clackmannan Brick And Tile Works, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. . . .
Found by Dr.-Ing. Ralph Bodenstein, Koordination Archaeological Heritage Network (ArcHerNet) – Präsidialbereich, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Podbielskiallee 69-71, 14195 Berlin. Dr Bodenstein states – “I have found bricks bearing the stamp “A. BALD, ALLOA” in Cairo, Egypt. They were used to line the interior of the smokestack of the historical (and now completely derilict) gun foundry at the Cairo Citadel. I found…