1845 – John Young from Newton on Ayr, in collaboration with Robert Boyle produced a machine called the ‘Ayrshire Double Acting Patent Tile Machine’. This was adapted from an earlier machine patented by the Marquis of Tweeddale. The device was capable of producing 20,000 drain tiles per day. – Unknown source. 08/10/1845 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard…
Found in East Ayrshire.
By the placement of the surname in the frog, it appears there is probably an initial missing. This is likely to be ‘R’ for Robert.
Robert Boyle had brick and tile works at Drongan Pottery, Fort Street Tileworks, Bank Tileworks and Hole Tileworks which were all situated in Ayrshire.
Below – This brick found by Ian Suddaby in Ayrshire confirms the missing letter is ‘R’. It was found at New Cumnock, Ayrshire in a house/farm that was occupied in the 1850s and might have been associated with Craigdullyeart Limeworks.