This brick was found by Syeeba Medina Azza in an abandoned fortress at Oranje Nassau near Banjarbaru City, Kalimantan. This fortress was built in 1849. . . . Below – Patent R. Brown & Son, Paisley – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire
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 in the Paisley area. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. This example has raised lettering on one side and indented letters on the other. . . . .
Found Paisley. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . . . .
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 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 . . . .
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Unidentified maker but highly likely to be of Scottish origins. It is enamelled in white to one side. It is stamped with a circular mark and an unknown number of raised pips or pellets – at least 7 and probably 10. The reverse side has a double…