Rutherglen Brickworks, Farme Cross, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

1895 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that R & D Adam started the works around this time.

09/03/1898 – Glasgow Herald – Traveller for brick wanted. Must have a good connection in the Glasgow district. Full particulars as to salary, age and connections. Letters only to R & D Adam, brickmakers, Rutherglen.

03/08/1900 – Glasgow Herald – Blacksmith wanted –  horseshoer and engineering. Apply the Manager, Rutherglen Brickworks, Rutherglen.

19/11/1900 – Glasgow Herald  – Edward Flynn v R & D Adam

24/12/1900 – The Scotsman – Edward Flynn v R & D Adam – The Division were informed of the settlement of the action in which Edward Flynn, labourer, 19 Regent Street, Rutherglen sued R & D Adam, brick manufacturers, 57 West Campbell Street, Glasgow for £500 damages for the death of his son Edward Flynn, six years of age who on the evening of 13th July 1900 met his death by falling into a pond of hot water at the defender’s works. The boy had come with his father’s supper and it is believed that he stumbled and fell into the pond. The pursuer has accepted £75 in full of his claim.

1900 – 1901 – Adam, D. R. (of R. & D. Adam); Ho. Warrenville, Hamilton Drive, Cambuslang.

Robert Adam (of R. & D. Adam); ho. Bushyhill House, Cambuslang.

R & D Adam, brickmakers, 67 West Campbell Street; Works, Belvidere Brickworks, London Road, and Lloyd St., Rutherglen.

1901 – 1902 – Robert Adam (of R, & D. Adam); ho. Bushyhill House, Cambuslang.  Adam, R. & D., brickmakers, 53 Waterloo Street; Works, Belvidere Brickworks, London Road, and Lloyd St., Rutherglen; Telephone, Corporation, 587; National, 5847.

1902 – 1903 – Robert Adam (of R. & D. Adam); Ho. Bushyhill House, Cambuslang.

R & D Adam, brickmakers, 63 Waterloo Street; Works, Belvidere Brickworks, London Road, and Lloyd St, Rutherglen; telephone, Corporation, 587; National, 687 Argyle

1905 – 1906 – Robert Adam (of R. & D. Adam); Res. Althea, Airdrie.  Adam, R. & D., brickmakers; Office, Belvidere Brickworks, London Road, Tollcross; Telephone Nos., Corporation, Y 27; National, 27 14 B; Works- clay, Belvidere, London road; Composition, Lloyd St., Rutherglen.

1907 – Adam and Daniel Robert, brickmakers, London Road & Lloyd Street, Cambuslang Rd, Rutherglen.

30/05/1924 – Wishaw Press – Date unfixed. Sale. Rutherglen Brickworks, Farme Cross, Rutherglen. Brickworks plant and machinery.

22/08/1924 – Motherwell Times – Rutherglen Brickworks, Farme Cross, Rutherglen. Brickworks plant, machinery and buildings sale.

1907 – 1908 – D. R. Adam, (of R. & D. Adam); Res. Althea, Airdrie

1907 – 1908 –  Daniel R. Adam, (of R. & D. Adam); Ho. Bushyhill, Cambuslang.

1907 – 1908 –  Robert Adam (of R. & D. Adam); Res. Althea, Airdrie.  Adam, R. & D., brickmakers; Office, Belvidere Brickworks, London Road, Tollcross; Telephone  Nos., P.O., Y 27; National, 2714 B; Works- clay, Belvidere, London Road; composition, Lloyd St., Rutherglen; also Pollok Brickworks, Corkerhill.

Below – 1910 – Rutherglen Brickworks, Farme Cross, Rutherglen. (The works are not located on the 1893 map nor the 1934 map)

Below – 23/03/1910 – Hamilton Herald – Death of Mr Robert Adams … He erected brickworks at Belvidere, Rutherglen and Paisley.

13/03/1911 – The Scotsman – Will – Mr Robert Adam of Althea, Airdrie and of Glasgow, a partner in the firm of Messrs R & D Adam, brickmakers of Glasgow and formerly coalmaster of Cambuslang, who died on 19th March last, left a personal estate valued at £8822 in which is included his interest and share in his firm amounting to £3500.

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01/08/1924 – Motherwell Times – Rutherglen Brickworks, Farme Cross, Rutherglen. Brick works plant, machinery and buildings sale.

Below – 24/08/1924 – The Scotsman – Auction at Rutherglen Brickworks. R & D Adam selling by auction due to termination of the lease.

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