Torterstown Tile Works, Peterhead

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Torterstown Tile Works, Peterhead

14/06/1864 -Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser – Drainage Materials, ad Bricks, Pan-Tiles, and Machinery.  FOR SALE BY ROUP.

THE TORTERSTOWN TILE WORKS, in the Parish of Peterhead, being now closed, the materials of the kiln, sheds, &c., and the machinery, together with the remaining stock, which includes a Kiln of newly burnt Materials of different kinds, will be Sold, by Roup, at the works on Thursday the 30th day of June current, at Eleven o’clock forenoon.  there are connected with the Buildings, which will be taken down by the Purchaser, about 30,000 bricks.  The roofing, about 185 feet by 20 feet, including the rafters and tiles.
Upwards of 20.000 Feet of 3/4 inch serviceable  boarding.  6 to 9 inches broad, which has been used for Drying Shelves.
And a water wheel, 11 feet by 3 feet 5 in ; and a 7 feet shaft., with connecting Machinery and Gearing, 2 rig mills ; a pipe machine ; 8 barrows ; and a quantity of timber.  The Stock consists of about-8000 x 2″ drain pipes, 6000 x 2 1/2 “,  1000 x 3″,  800 x 4″, 1500 x 5″, 500  x 6″, and 90 x 8″, 2000  x 3”, soles; 13.000 bricks; 500 pan-tiles; 700 ridge tiles; 40 chimney cans; a Lot of fire-bricks. &c.  The Materials and Stock are all of superior quality, and with the Machinery, which is in fair working order, will be exposed in Lots to suit intending offerers.  Sufficient time will be given for the removal of the purchases. Peterhead, 6th June 1864



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