Found in Bathgate.
Lochside Works, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife.
Salt-glazed saddle joint for sewer or water pipes.
Below – The same stamp on a water pipe junction – not glazed. Found Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
(Unfortunately, this example came to a sticky end and no longer exists!)
Small end 5 1/2″ outer diameter and 4″ inner diameter.
Large end – 7 1/2″ outer diameter and 53/4″ inner diameter
Below – The same stamp on 2 chimney pots seen by Ian Suddaby in Aberdeenshire. Ian states these slender pots were known as ‘Winged emperor’s’. It is unknown if this was an official or unofficial description.
Below – The stamp below looks hand scribed and has an additional ‘R’ – ( Right?)
Below – A similar stamp on an unidentified object. This was found by Karen Christie, semi-buried in a garden in Townhill, Dunfermline. This garden appears to be sited virtually on top of the old brickworks there.
This is not in my possession.
It is made from fire clay and is salt glazed. It is stamped Lochside.
There are various ideas for this object’s unknown use.
1. An ornate roof vent.
2. A heating vent to sit on the floor above a heating duct. Perhaps in a church or similar.
3. A ‘box’ whereby incense can be burned and allow to vent into a room. Perhaps in a church or similar.
Below – The opening shown here is duplicated on the other side and may be to assist lifting by hand or perhaps a lifting bar can be inserted here to allow a 2 person lift?
Below – The fretwork is to both sides.