R & C trough

Found by Ian Suddaby at Kirkcudbright, Galloway.

This mark is stamped on an animal feed trough and there may also be an additional ‘Y’ stamped to the right of the main mark.

I do believe this is yet another example of a Scottish brick manufacturer making bricks for a customer and adding the customer’s name to the product although I do not know what the R & C stands for as yet.

I have only ever found R & C bricks at the Hurll Gartliston or Garnqueen works in Glenboig and as such I am, until proven otherwise, happy to identify Hurll as the maker.

Peter and Mark Hurll, Gartliston and Garnqueen Works, Glenboig.

Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.

However, finding the stamp on a trough does deflect attention from this being the initials of an industrial customer such as one using fire bricks as not many will have required animal feeding troughs too. So perhaps R & C is a wholesaler or merchant.



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