Person NameJohn G Stein & Co Ltd; 1887-1971
ActivityJohn G Stein & Co, which was based in Bonnybridge, Falkirk, was involved in the manufacture of bricks and refractory ceramic products. John G Stein leased the fireclay at Milnquarter, Bonnybridge from Zetland Estates in 1887 and opened Milnquarter Fireclay Mine. In 1891 he went into partnership with Malcolm Cockburn and opened Milnquarter Brickworks, Bonnybridge. In 1896 Stein became sole partner and the company was incorporated as John G Stein & Co in 1905 with the registration number SC005763. Anchor Works opened in the 1890s and Castlecary Works opened in 1899. Manuel Works, near Whitecross, was opened in the 1920s. In 1931 the Anchor Works were closed. In the late 1960s, Milnquarter was also closed and by October 1971 the mine had ceased working.In 1970 J G Stein & Co merged with General Refractories Ltd and as GR-Stein became a subsidiary of Hepworth Ceramic Holdings Ltd.
Corporate NameJohn G Stein & Co Ltd
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