Robertson, Love & Co were liquidated in 1916 but continued to make firebricks as part of United Collieries Ltd. When coal was nationalised in 1947, the brickworks were reorganised as United Fireclay Products Ltd. and comprised the Etna and Atlas Firebrick Works, the Bathville Pipe Works, the UNICOL Tile Works, all at Armadale and the…
10/08/1895 – Dundee Advertiser – New joint-stock companies – Dunn & Glen to carry on the business of David Gardner Dunn and Hugh Glen, coalmasters, Wellshot, Cambuslang and to carry on the trade of coalmasters, brick and tile makers, quarry masters etc. Capital £10,000 in £10 shares.
09/03/1898 – The Dundee Courier – The subscription list will open today (Wednesday) 09/03/1898 and close on or before Friday 11/03/1898. The Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited and the National Bank of Scotland Limited, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and branches are authorised to receive subscriptions for the undermentioned capital.
The United Collieries Limited – Share capital £200,000.
100,000 5% cumulative preference shares of £ each and 100,000 ordinary shares of £1 each.
The following are the names of the collieries and brickworks acquired …
Wellshot Brick Work at Cambuslang.
Ellismuir Brick Work at Ballieston.
… It should be explained that, the profit on bricks for the same period is at the rate of 6s 8d per 1000 being equal to £1741 6s 8d per annum. Future profits are projected at this same amount.
Mr Hugh Glen who has been so long successfully connected with Wellshot Colliery will be associated with the management of that concern and will take charge of the sales of brick made by the company.
06/05/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – The first meeting of the shareholders of the United Collieries Company Limited was held at the Merchants Hall, Glasgow yesterday … The directors had found that the manufacture of the bricks at Wellshot was very remunerative and they resolved early in the year on the erection of an additional kiln, which had practically doubled the output which was now about 30,000 bricks daily.
1899 – 1900 – Wellshot Brickworks office, 109 Hope Street. Wellshot Collieries; office, 109 Hope St.
1903 – 1904 – Wellshot Brickworks Office, 109 Hope Street. Wellshot Collieries Office, 109 Hope St.
15/03/1905 – Hamilton Herald – Homeless labourers. Robert Fraser and James Ryan, two homeless labourers, were at Hamilton J.P. Court on Monday each fined 10s or 14 days, for sleeping at Wellfield Brickwork.
28/12/1907 – Hamilton Herald – Death of Hugh Glen, Wellshot House, Buchan Drive, Cambuslang – Miner to Coalmaster … Now safely embarked upon a commercial career he transferred his services to a brickmaking firm in the Parkhead district (possibly the Westmuir Colliery brickworks, Parkhead) and it was the knowledge of the industry which he acquired there that enabled him to start a brickwork in Cambuslang at a later period in his life.