Found at the site of the old Carron Iron Works, Falkirk. Carron Company, Iron Works and Refractory Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. . . . . Below – The same stamp but in a different format. Found by Ian Suddaby at the site of the Carron Ironworks.
The following 3 examples of clay fired firebacks were found in the woodland surrounding the Carron Ironworks, Falkirk.
They have no identifiable stamp but I believe they will have been manufactured by The Carron Co for their extensive range of stoves, cookers and ranges.
I will record them as a Carron product until evidence suggests otherwise.
All 3 examples are obviously ‘related’ and manufactured by the same maker.
Carron Company, Iron Works and Refractory Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
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Below – Fireback – marked 288 x 18, Width 11 – 12 “, Height 8 1/2″ and depth 2 1/2”.
Below – Fireback – marked 288 x 16, Width 9 – 10 1/2 “, Height 8″ and depth 2 1/2”.
Below – Fire back – marked 300 x 12, Width 8 – 9 “, Height 6″ and depth 2 1/2”
Below – The 300 x 12 example also has the following stamp.
This is a ‘diamond mark’ – The diamond mark, found on the item itself, can help you to work out when it may have been manufactured and what material class it belongs to.
Following the codes on the above link, this mark suggests that the product was registered on 10 July 1875 although the month code at the extreme bottom looks more like a ‘1’ or an ‘L’ than an ‘I’.
The very top symbol refers to the ‘material class’ and the nearest match on the link is an ‘I’ but this refers to metal whereas this product is clay/ceramic which has the code ‘IV’
7 items were included in this registration.
From top clockwise to middle it appears to say – I – 10 – S – I – 7 – Rd.
Found Carron Works, Falkirk by Ian Suddaby. Carron Company, Iron Works and Refractory Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. . . . .
This fireclay household fire back was found at a house built between 1897 – 1900 at Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. Kindly donated by Margo Cross and her brother. Patent 16F Anderson Bonnybridge – INLO. Believed to be a product of the Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd, Greenhill, Bonnybridge. Glenyards Brickworks ( name prior to being known as Glenyards Fireclay Company…
4 unidentified bricks plus pantile found at Carron Ironworks site, Falkirk. 2 frogged bricks – One with a thumbprint and 2 unfrogged bricks but both appear to have finger marks on the right-hand side. Carron Ironworks had its own brickworks and it is possible that these bricks were made on-site along with the pantile although…
Found in a grate in Emsworth, Hampshire, England Maker unknown but most likely Scottish due to the Falkirk stamp. Approx 33cm long x 21cm high Falkirk 95 A 14 The image below has been turned 180 degrees allow an easier read of the mark. Note the number 4 appears back to front. .
This example is in the possession of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand. Source link It is part of a fireplace setting that was installed as a display at this Museum in 1965-66. There is, unfortunately, no provenance as to how and why this firebrick ended up in New Zealand. There are no known…
Canmore – Broomhill Brickworks; Bonnybridge Firebrick Works. Firebrick works, High Bonnybridge, late 19th to early 20th century. A compact site consisting of a two-vent firebrick kiln and a single-storey, red-brick moulding shop with a heated drying floor. One of the last small firebrick works in the country. (Note – SBH – Canmore states the works…
Carron Co, Carron, Falkirk, Stirlingshire Canmore Carron Company – Carron Co of Carron, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, iron founders. Telephone: 35, 36, 37 and 50. Telegraphic Address: “Carronade, Falkirk”. (1937) The Carron Company was an ironworks on the banks of the River Carron near Falkirk, in Stirlingshire. The factory of Roebuck, Garbett and Cadell was established on…
Found at Carron Works, Falkirk. Unidentified maker but found amongst a whole load of C Coy bricks which I attribute to the Carron Company… so could well be of Scottish origins. Carron Company, Iron Works and Refractory Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found Carron Works, Falkirk. Carron Company, Iron Works and Refractory Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. The ‘S’ may refer to Stirlingshire. . . .