This ‘Muir’ stamped brick was found by Gustavo Coronel and Leonardo Brizuela at a lime kiln at Barrio, Montevideo, Argentina. As this is a fire brick it was possibly manufactured at the Boghead Brick and Fireclay Company, Bathgate sometime between 1898 and c. 1928 when Messrs Muir operated the works. . . . . ….
Many thanks to Colin Rogers for the following information and photographs.
This white enamelled sink stamped J & R H Ltd, was found in Montevideo, Uruguay by Colin’s wife, Sonsoles Baison.
Colin states –
Below – This sink was manufactured by J & R Howie Ltd. The company operated various works in the Kilmarnock area of Scotland including The Hurlford Fireclay Works.
(Note – SBH – When researching a very similarly stamped trough I have in my own possession, I found the following possible ‘ANDA’ connection.
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.)