Found by Clive Bostock near Pickering, North Yorkshire. Possibly manufactured by Robert Brown and Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley. This would be prior to 1902 as Robert Brown and Son became a limited company then and used ‘Ltd’ in their stamps thereafter. Mansfield Brothers, Tileworks Manufactury, Church Gresley, may refer to South Derbyshire. They manufactured…
Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
A letter dated 19/05/1886 signed Robert Brown.
The letterhead details the following business information.
Robert Brown & Son.
Ferguslie Fire Clay Works.
The Paisley Sanitary Earthenware Works.
Crown Plumbago Crucible Works.
Shortroods Drain Pipe & Tile Works.
TA Sanitary Paisley.
Found by Steve Cogle in the Portobello area. Note the letters are raised on this example and unusually, the ‘LTD’ sits below the maker’s name. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . . .
The following Scottish bricks were found by David W Garcia at various locations throughout California, USA. . . . . Below – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . Below – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire.
Found by Ian Suddaby in Ayrshire. Gully trap drain cover stamped R. Brown & Son Paisley. Caledonian Brick and Drain Tile Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire or Ferguslie or Shortroods. . . .
This photograph is depicted in a book entitled “And so we graft from six to six” by Warwick Gemmell. This brick was found in New South Wales, Australia. I am not in possession of this brick. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fire Clay Works, Paisley. . .
This brick was found in Truckee, California by Rick Jones. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire . . . .
(Note – SBH – If there are any John Paterson references that I cannot attribute to a particular brickworks then I will detail them here). John Paterson, brickmakers and building contractors, was founded around 1865, by John Paterson, the son of a stonemason. The business became John Paterson & Son in the mid-1880s when John…
1825 – James Craig, Brick and Tile Maker, Nether Commons, Paisley. 1837 – James Craig, Brick and Tile Maker, Nether Commons, Paisley. (Page 722). Below – 05/01/1846 – Glasgow Herald – Notice to persons having a claim against the late Mr James Craig, brick and tile maker, Nethercommon. 13/01/1846 – Greenock Advertiser – Brick and…
Shortroods Brick and Tile Works, Nether Commons, Paisley. 08/01/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Winter Circuit Court of Judiciary 05/01/1844 – Thomas Dollan and Marion King were accused of assaulting and robbing a brick and tile maker in Paisley. From the evidence, it appeared that the assault took place near Nether Common Brickwork and that the…
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Aberdeen shire area. Robert Brown, Ferguslie Fire Clay Works, Paisley. (This is a pre ‘& son’ stamp) This is not in my possession. . . . . Below – The same stamp on a salt-glazed fireclay water or sewer pipe junction. Found by Ian Suddaby. ( This is not…