To Makers of Oil. For sale, 30,000 Tons Parrot Coal, at a low price; delivery on Glasgow and South Western Railway, near Kilwinning, or Ardrossan Harbour. If preferred, a contract would be made for supply over a period of years; and ground, conveniently situated, and possessing facilities for railway communication, could be feued or leased for the erection of an Oil Factory. For particulars, apply to Eglinton Iron Company at their Works, Kilwinning; or their office, 16s West George Street, Glasgow.
Glasgow Herald, 6th February 1865
KILWINNING. On Tuesday morning the intelligence was brought into town that the Oil Work, which had at lately been erected by the Eglinton Iron Company near to their Works here, had been destroyed by fire during the night. It appeared that some pipe in connection had got closed up, and one of the persons in charge was examining it by means of a lamp, the foul air rushed out, and getting ignited, the whole place was soon in a blaze, consuming the greater part of the oil that had been made. The loss, we understand, will be about £1,000.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 17th March 1866
NOTICE – We PAY the wages of our Workmen Daily, or Hourly if required – J and J Baird, Eglinton Oil Works. Kilwinning, 24th December 1867.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 28th December 1867
OIL WORK.- To Let. near Kilwinning. 48 Retorts, 2 Stills and Pertinents; all in good order, and with contact supply of Parrot Coal; Apply at the Office, Eglinton Ironworks, Kilwinning.- 9th August 1871.
Scotsman, 16th August 1871