Found by Ian Suddaby in Inverkeithing, Fife. This example is not in my possession. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
The following items were donated by Harley Marshall, who joined John G Stein at the Castlecary Works in 1949 and thereafter became an Export Manager at the Manuel Works.
Below – John G Stein & Co Ltd headed notepaper dated 14th November 1949.
Headed with the slogan – “Productive capacity one million bricks weekly. Established in 1887”
Works Castlecary, Greenhill and Manuel and Bonnybridge.
The Company are offering Harley Marshall his first job with them as Junior Clerk.
Salary £2 per week.
Office hours Monday to Friday – 0900 – 1700 ( lunch 1215 to 1300). Saturday 0900 – 1145.
It should be understood that these are definite starting and stopping times and must be adhered to.
Holidays – 2 weeks holidays in the summer plus 1 day for each year’s service with a maximum of 3 weeks, plus usual factory holidays.
Notice – 2 weeks notice on either side is required to terminate the engagement.
You will be required to attend Continuation Classes.
Signed Robert Fraser Secretary.
The logo to the bottom left is for the “National Scheme for Disabled Men”
Below – A folder used for sending out quotes to customers.
Below – A section of blue glass used by Harley to protect his eyes when peering in through the re-enforced inspection spy holes of the kilns at the Castlecary Works.
Below – A John G Stein folding stainless steel ruler and leather pouch.
Below – A John G Stein measuring tape. Roller design – 72″.
Below – A John G Stein ruler.
Below – A John G Stein pack of cards. These are not marked with Stein’s name but Harley assures me they were bought in large numbers and handed out to customers. The Thistle design was deliberate and represented the Thistle fire brick.
Below – A John G Stein ruler/measurement converter.
Below – 2 x ‘Stein’ ashtrays. These are not in my possession.