Linwood Brickworks, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Below – 08/04/1898 – Glasgow Herald – New Scottish Companies – The Linwood Brickmaking Company Limited to carry on the business of brick and tile making. Capital £10,000 divided into 10,000 shares of £1 each.

Below – August 1899 – The British Clay Worker – Court case regarding liability after an accident at the works.The Workers Compensation Act 1897.

1904 – 1905 – The Linwood Brick Making Co Ltd, Brickmakers Works, Linwood, Paisley. Tel 3949. Telegraphic address ‘Stratum’ Glasgow. Registered Office, 48 West Regent Street.

1907 – The Linwood Brick Making Co Ltd, brickmakers, 48 West Regent Street.

Below – 1911 – Linwood Brickworks, Paisley.

1912 – 1913 – Linwood Brickmaking Co Ltd, 48 West Regents Street, Glasgow.

29/09/1917 – Hamilton Advertiser – Sale of brick making plant and machinery. Double flued Lancashire steam boiler 30 ft x 7 1/2 ft. Horz condensing driving machine, 2 Craven’s patent No 1 brick making machines, 2 x 9 ft overhead driven pan mills by Bradley and Craven. Large number steel bridge and light F.B rails buildings tools etc at Linwood Brickworks, Linwood by Paisley on Tuesday 1st, 2nd October at 12 o’clock.

Shirlaw, Allan & Co Auctioneers, Hamilton have received instruction from James Cowan Paterson Esq (Messrs Patterson and Benzie) C.A 121 St Vincent Street, Glasgow Liquidator of the Linwood Brickmaking Co Ltd ( in liquidation) to sell by auction the whole plant as above.

Trains to Elderslie Station, G & S W Railway from Glasgow … and from Paisley ( Gilmour Street) at 10:56 am.

Motor buses will await the arrival of the above train to convey intending purveyors to the sale. N.B – The exposers will load the material on railway wagons free of charge.

18/03/1921 – West Lothian Courier – R Muirs and Coy’s new brickworks manager. On Friday last Mr Daniel Watson, who succeeds Mr Gillespie as brickworks manager with Messrs R Muir and Coy, Armadale commenced his studies. Mr Watson is a native of Cleland and figuratively speaking, may be said to have been born into the business. His father was in the same line and it is very interesting to note, was the first manager of the Etna Brickworks, then owned by Mr James Wood of Wallhouse and which are now owned by United Collieries Ltd. His uncle too, is in the same business and he, it is also noteworthy to state, was for a period, manager at Mr King’s Possil Brickwork, Glasgow. Mr Watson entered the brickworks at the early age of 12 years and while yet in his teens was appointed manager of Cambuslang Brickworks. From here he went as manager to the Linwood Brick Manufacturing Company, Paisley and it is from Paisley that he comes to take over his Armadale managership. Just a little over 40, he looks the ideal manager, and his, very obviously, a great liking for and interest in the work which he has followed now for fully 30 years.


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