Hurlford by Kilmarnock

Found at Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire.

This is an animal feed trough. It also has an interesting stamp on the underside.

Hurlford Fireclay Works, Hurlford, Ayrshire.

Below – J & R. H Ltd – (J & R Howie)


Made in Britain

Aprobado por A.N.D.A  (Note – SBH – I believe this is Spanish – ‘Approved by ANDA’).




Approved by ANDA could refer to this which appears to be the Costa Rican ‘waterboard’.


From the National Alliance for the Defense of Water (ANDA), we consider it necessary that the country has a new water law and that the new law can not wait. We have worked tirelessly for more than 10 years to achieve that Costa Rica has a law to protect water resources and is in keeping with the times. That work can not be thrown overboard.

We can not continue with a legal and institutional framework for the management of this precious liquid that does not give effect to that as a nation we need to guarantee the human right of access to water for present and future generations answer.

ANDA also appears to be the ‘waterboard’ for El Salvador

(Note – SBH – Both Costa Rica and El Salvador speak Spanish).

(Note – SBH – A similar stamped sink was found in Uruguay and Colin Rogers comments – “aprobado por A.N.D.A.” means approved by Anda. There is an organization in Uruguay called Anda but it is a kind of mutual benefit society that offers members loans and provides services like rental guarantee etc)

Below – The same ‘Hurlford by Kilmarnock’ stamp on a fire clay sheep dipper seen in the stackyard of an Ayrshire Farm. Thanks to Ian Jones for the photographs.





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