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J. and R. Howie

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of Hurlford Fireclay Works, Kilmarnock.

Maker of sanitary ware, glazed piping and other fired goods.

1857 Founded by John Howie.[1]

1867 J. and R. Howie formed when John Howie's brother Robert joined the firm.[1]

1886 Purchased the nearby Plann Brick and Tile Works.[1]

1949 Acquired by William Baird and Co.[2]

1965 Sold to Shanks and Co.[3]

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