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 encaustic tiles.
Below – 25/03/1889 – Staffordshire Sentinel – Wanted and encaustic tile warehouseman. Reply stating particulars of previous experience, age and salary required to Mansfield Bros, Church Gresley, near Burton-on-Trent.
Information – The firm of Mansfield Brothers Limited, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire, was founded after a previous partnership of the brothers was dissolved by mutual consent on the 31st March 1924. Brothers Frederick George Mansfield, Thomas Cornelius Mansfield and Leslie Warner Rendall Mansfield, manufactured encaustic and tessellated tiles, sanitary ware, and fire bricks at their premises near Burton-on-Trent, England
(Note – SBH – It is possible that in the early days of the Mansfield Brothers Tileworks, they did not manufacture sanitary ware and thus it was manufactured by Robert Brown & Son. Later on, Mansfield Brothers appear to have manufactured their own sanitary ware).
Below – Sink brackets.
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 . . . .
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…
Found by Michael Fallone the Glasgow area. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . . . .