Basel Mission tile factory

The Common Wealth Trust Ltd or locally referred to as Basel Mission tile factory run by the German missionary Plebot (Georg Plebst in reality), with an un-named Indian master-potter,[1] was the first Mangalore tile manufacturing factory to be set up in India in 1860[2] on banks of the Nethravathi river near Morgan's Gate,[3] about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Ullal bridge.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Basel Mission and its Terracotta Products in Karnataka".
  2. ^ Giriappa 1994, p. 61
  3. ^ Belgaumkar, Govind D. (12 November 2007). "Tiles are strong, industry is brittle". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  4. ^ *Babu, Savitha Suresh (17 February 2007). "Tiles for style". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)