Found Paisley. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . . . .
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.
Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
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…
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. Found at an old dynamite testing site at Hercules, California. Below – 2 x Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. Found…
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…
(Note – SBH – The brickworks situated in the Nethercommon area of Paisley are often difficult to separate when trying to ascertain which piece of researched information should be allocated to which brickworks. The same goes for conclusively determining which location on the old OS maps refers to which brickworks. If anyone notices any error…