Yates began before 1838, when it advertised in Osborne's railway guide book. At that time they operated Pritchet Street Works, and by 1863 had added Exchange Works on Rocky Lane in Aston, later Aston Manor, Birmingham. It remained at Exchange Works for another 100 years.
|Osborne's Guide 1838|
|Yates & Co. brick trowel stamp|
|Yates & Co. brick trowel (incorrect handle)|