Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. It is very likely that HOU stands for the customer’s name or business. . John Bramall points out that a possible customer could…
Found by George Kennedy at the Weir Castlecary Works, Castlecary
Dykehead Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
I believe this was manufactured for The Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited.
1944 – New trademarks – “Karrena”— Furnace roofs, and shaped refractory linings for furnaces. A. B. Cleworth & Company, Limited, 381 to 399, London W all, London, E.C.2
15/11/1965 – The London Gazette – Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited. At an adjourned Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above-named Company, duly convened and held at 781 Salisbury House, London Wall, London E.C.2, on the 5th day of April 1965, the following Special Resolution was duly passed: ” That the Company be wound up voluntarily, and that Percy Charles Carter, Chartered Accountant, of 29 South Street, Chichester, be and he is hereby appointed Liquidator of the Company for the purpose of such winding-up.” (326) L. P. Gibbs, Chairman
The Company then seems to have been reborn under the same name?
05/12/1965 – Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited was founded on 1965-05-12 and had its registered office in Chichester. The company was dissolved on the 2015-05-12 and is no longer trading or active.
Dr Winfried Hartweck is German. The first directorship we have on file for them was in 1995 at Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited. Their newest directorship was with Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited where they held the position of “Managing director”. The company was established 12 May 1965 and is based in West Sussex.
Harley Marshall, ex export manager of the Stein Manuel Works, Whitecross says that the JG Stein Company and subsequent owners had a licence to manufacture furnace arches etc for Karrena Furnace Engineering Limited.