Many thanks to Dougie Carr for sending me the following photographs of his Stein Refractories Apprenticeship Certificate. Dougie is a time served patternmaker from 06/02/1962 to 06/02/1967. “During his apprenticeship, Mr Carr has been trained in the use of all woodworking hand tools, circular saw, band saw, planer, sander and woodturning lathe. These tools have…
1882 – Thomas B Gibson – Whiteshaw Tileworks, Carluke.
Below – May 1883 – Invoice.
Below – May 1885 – Invoice.
Below – November 1886 – Invoice.
1886 – Thomas B Gibson – Whiteshaw Tileworks, Carluke p. 886.
1893 – 1896 – T.B Gibson, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Whiteshaw Tileworks, Carluke.
1897 – 1898 – R Gibson and Co, brick and tile maker, Whitelaw, Carluke. (Note – SBH – The link no longer works so I cannot check to see if it relates to R Gibson as I have here or T B Gibson?)
1903 – T.B Gibson & Co. Whiteshaw Tileworks, Carluke.
02/02/1906 – Perthshire Advertiser – A lad named Dickson, 18 years of age, met with his death on Wednesday while at work at Whiteshaw Tilework, Carluke. Dickson was engaged with others at the loading bank of the railway siding, and on a waggon being moved along to make room for another it rebounded, and Dickson was caught between the buffers and severely crushed, death resulting almost immediately.
01/04/1921 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Sudden death of Mr John Gibson, (69), Milton Bank – Knocked down by a cyclist … In early life, Mr Gibson was in the drapery business but in 1887 he became associated with his brother Thomas in the Whiteshaw Tilework and on his death, the business was carried on by Mr Gibson and his brother Richard. In 1896 they removed to Milton Tilework where a large business was carried on till his brothers’ death about 4 years ago (c. 1917), since when it has been conducted by Mr Gibson and his son Richard …
Below – 06/04/1967 – Whiteshaw and Milton Tileworks, Carluke. T.B Gibson, Hugh T Martin, James L Blake, A L C Martin and John D Muir appear to be partners in the business.
Below – 1896 – Whiteshaw Tileworks Carluke (adjacent to Hallcraig Brick and Tile Works).