tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 01/21/2014


Photo taken on April 24, 2010


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Barlow, Faija & Co, Stoke

Barlow, Faija & Co, Stoke
Nathan Barlow was operating a brickworks at Portland Street in Hanley in 1879 and I have concluded that this brick probably came from this works when he was operating in partnership with Henry Faija in the late 1860s/early 1870s. Henry Faija was an engineer who came from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1868 and became managing partner at the Railway Foundry Company, Stoke-on-Trent. During this period he was engaged in constructing bridges and other works for the North Staffordshire and Market Drayton Railways. I wonder whether the demand for bricks to construct these railways led Faija to go into the brick manufacturing industry with Barlow. He removed to London in 1871 where he set up as an engineer on his own account.

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spacemouses
spacemouses
Very few bricks up here. I have one outside with a makers mark I may post one day...
3 years ago.
Peter Mackey
Peter Mackey
Another fascinating story.
3 years ago.