Patent 16F Anderson Bonnybridge – INLO

This fireclay household fire back was found at a house built between 1897 – 1900 at Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.

Kindly donated  by Margo Cross and her brother.

Patent 16F Anderson Bonnybridge – INLO

Believed to be a product of the Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd, Greenhill, Bonnybridge.

Glenyards Brickworks ( name prior to being known as Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd ?)- AKA Greenhill Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Scott and Walker, The Glen Yards Company Limited, J Anderson & Company Ltd.

Est prior to 1867 and ceased 1964.

The works had a 12 chamber Hoffman Kiln. A tramway approx 250m to the south of the site led to the fire clay mine.

Glen Yards was the Trade name

In 1867 the site was operated by Scott and Walker. By the beginning of the 20th century the works were believed to have been owned by a German, a Mr Millar, who was imprisoned during WW1. The firm was then taken over by Mr Millar’s son-in-law, a Mr Singen. By the late 1920’s the yard was under the control of Mr J Anderson and it remained in his control until the late 1930’s when Mr J Anderson died.

The Company was finally closed in 1967. The Archives also have another record which states they closed in the 1950’s.

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