Found by Tucker Kennedy on teh Isle of Islay. RB appears to be a Hurll mark but what does it stand for – possibly Refractory Brick? or possibly the initials of a customer? Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Alexander Hurll is a family member of the Hurll dynasty although I am not quite sure of his relationship to John, Mark or Peter Hurll, Fire Clay Manufacturers.
Alexander Hurll was co-owner of Reichmann & Co.
22/11/1850 – Durham Chronicle – The Scotch pig iron trade – Following a meeting a committee was appointed to communicate with and invite the co-operation of all interested parties – among those elected – Reichmann.
16/01/1858 – Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette – Scotch Partnership dissolved – 01/01/1858 – D.G Bunge and Diedrich Reichman, Commission Merchants, Glasgow 31sr Dec. Debts by Reichmann. (Connected?)
07/01/1861 – Newcastle Journal – Partnerships dissolved. Reichmann & Co, Glasgow and Middlesborough – on – Tees, Iron Merchants; as far as regards A. MacEwan
1870 -1871 – DUVOISIN, A. (at Reichman & Co.’s), house, 7 Walworth terrace, Kent road, Glasgow.
1872 – 1873 – DUVOISIN, A. (at Reichman & Co.’s), house, 7 Walworth terrace, Kent road, Glasgow.
1875 – 1876 – Reichman & Co. (successors)(?), 49 West George street, Glasgow
18/03/1880 – Daily Gazette for Middlesborough – Middlesborough exports – March 17th – Ayresome & Simmonds, Boulogne, 500 tons pig iron, Reichman & Co.
Below – 07/01/1887 – Edinburgh Gazette – Emile Claus, sole partner of Reichmann & Co transfers the business to Alexander Hurll (Related to Peter and Mark Hurll?) and Carl Hugo Roemmele.
1896 – Roemmele, C.H. (of Reichmann & Co., iron & steel merchants & brokers, coal exporters, 22 Royal Exchange Square)
1897 – Reichman & Co, Iron Master, 22 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.
08/08/1895 – Northern Echo – Reichmann & Co, Glasgow – donated £2 to the Warrenby Explosion Relief Fund.
1897 – 1899 – Hurll, Alex. of Reichmann & Co., iron and steel merchants, iron brokers, coal exporters, 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow.
1900 – 1901 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1902 – 1903 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1906 – 1907 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1907 – 1908 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1908 – 1909 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
06/12/1930 – Dundee Courier – New Scottish Company – Reichmann & Co Ltd. Private Company to acquire the business of dealer in and exporter of pig iron, fire bricks and fire clay carried on by Robert Alexander Wilson at 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow and elsewhere under the style of Reichman & Co. Capital £16,000 in 400 A preference £1 shares, 2000 B preference £1 shares and 10,000 ordinary £1 shares.
Below – Tombstone Bedlay Cemetery, Chryston, Glasgow – In affectionate remembrance of Isabella McClashan wife of John Hurll of Woodneuk who died on 09/08/1874. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praise together. John Hurll of Woodneuk, born 12/11/1812 died 27/12/1898, Amy wife of Alexander Hurll, Bearsden died 13/02/1925. Mary Hurll died 18/12/1925. The above Alexander Hurll died 25/05/1929.