Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. This brick is stamped to both sides and scalloped frog on one side appears to have a double border. Watt & Wilson – Brickmakers, wrights and builders, Petershill, Springburn, Glasgow . . . .
1874 – 1875 – William McAdam and Sons, brickmakers, Hydepark, Glasgow.
19/3/1879 – Glasgow Herald – Brickfield to let at Springburn with engine, pans and the whole necessary machinery and plant in good working order. Apply to Kerr and Fleming, writers, 98 Bath Street, Glasgow.
19/05/1879 – Glasgow Evening Post – Glasgow Bankruptcy Court – The adjourned examination of William McAdam, bottle and earthenware manufacturer, Glasgow took place today … In 1875 he feued property in Glebe Street – 7,350 yards at a feu duty of £410 10 s – for the purpose of making bricks from waste material. He thought he required all the ground he took. He was not able, contrary to his expectations, to make the bricks successfully … (Note – SBH – This is an early reference to an attempt to use waste (bing waste?) to make bricks)
24/05/1879 – Glasgow Herald – Glasgow Bankruptcy Court. Adjourned examination of William McAdam, a bankrupt earthenware bottle maker in Hydepark Street, Glasgow. The bankrupt deponed … I think I acquired the Springburn property in 1874 … immediately after feuing the ground I put up a shed for making bricks … all the cash I got in for making bricks and earthenware made at Springburn was £312 …
(Note – SBH – I am uncertain if the above 3 ‘McAdam’ entries are references to the Springburn Brickworks. Recorded here meantime).
07/11/1892 – Glasgow Herald – For sale, 15″ horizontal engine. Can be seen working. A bargain. George Weir, Springburn Brickworks.
Below – 1895 – Springburn Brickworks. (The location is split over 2 maps).
28/02/1895 – Glasgow Herald – Deaths. At Balgray Bank Cottage, Springburn on the 25th inst in the 45th year of his age, George W Weir, brickmaker, late of Airdrie. Funeral from Springburn to New Monkland Cemetery …
Below – 1896 – Springburn Brickworks, Petershill, Glasgow.
1897 – Springburn Coal Company, brickmakers, Eastfield Street, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am unsure if this is the same company as the Springburn Brickworks. Recorded here meantime).
1907 – Springburn Brick and Quarry Co, Hawthorn Street, Springburn, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am unsure if this is the same company as the Springburn Brickworks. Recorded here meantime).