Lord James Hay – Concrete drainage tile

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Below – January 1842 – Farmers Magazine – Lord James Hay visits Baldovan House, Dundee explains the process for making his concrete land tiles. Lord Hay appears to have resided at Seaton House, Aberdeen.

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1843 – Dublin Review – The paper reproduces the 1842 Farmers Magazine article and goes on to explain that Lord Hays ‘invention’ is more an ‘imitation’ as such materials were used 70 years previous.

1843 – Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland – Lord James Hay describes the process of making a concrte drain and this is further explained with diagrams by Mr James Slight, Engineer, Leith Walk, Edinburgh.

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29/01/1845 – The Scotsman – Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland  show. Draining – To Lord James Hay for his Lordships endeavours to promote improvements by the introduction of concrete drain tiles. A gold medal.

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