• Inchcoonans AD 1962

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Fife area. This example is not in my possession. Errol Brick and Tile Works, Inchcoonans, Dundee. . . .

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  • Hill of Beath

    Found by Brian Whyte in the Fife area. This example is not in my possession. Hill of Beath Fireclay Works, Hill of Beath, Fife. . . .

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  • Cowie Brs & Co

    Found by Chris Tilney in West County Durham, England. This example is not in my possession. We think the stamp reads Cowie Brs and Co – Cowie Brothers and Company and could therefore represent Cowie Bros & Co, Glasgow. See this link for my theory on the manufacturer/brick mark. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include:…

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  • Patent W Wilson & Son Glasgow

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Ravenscraig, Motherwell area. This example is not in my possession. William Wilson & Son, brickmaker and builder, Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street and Pollokshaw Road, Glasgow and Campbellfield Brick Tile and Pottery Works, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain which works this particular brick was manufactured at but…

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  • Miller Bros Fallside

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Ravenscraig, Motherwell. This example is not in my possession. Miller Bros, Fallside Quarries and Brickworks, Uddingston. . . .

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  • Scottish bricks found in Barbados

    Many thanks to Bruce MacDonald for the following photographs which were taken at The Sunbury Plantation House, St Philip Parish Barbados. All the bricks present were fire bricks and included English manufacturers such as Ruffors of Stourbridge, Cowen of Newcastle and Duddell of Fenton. 90% of the bricks present appear to have been stamped ‘Glenboig’….

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  • P 1123 Nettle D

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. The example below is a hanger brick. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

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  • P 1123 ST 50

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. ST – Possibly stands for ‘Stein’. Note the reversed ‘S’. The example below is a hanger brick and although the manufacturer is not stamped, the find location is highly suggestive that this is a Stein product. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay…

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  • P 1123 Detrick

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. Stein made such bricks under licence. M. H. Detrick – The M.H. Detrick Company is a heat refractory manufacturing company, based out of Mokena, Illinois. The company primarily sells suspended refractory constructions and industrial heat enclosures to various businesses. Founded…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Israel

    The following Scottish bricks were found by Nadav Biran along the Bat-Galim neighbourhood in Haifa, Israel. Nadav states – The location is just right on the water line where the waves are eroding the rocks and the construction debris. This area used to be a dumping site of construction debris so it is rich in…

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  • Kokoschken

    This brick was kindly donated by Kamil Sobelewski. Kamil states – This brick is from Kokoschken, near the city of Gdańsk in Poland and it was made between 1910-16. At that time the area was part of the Kingdom of Prussia. This is Kamil’s website and it has some wonderful information regarding brick manufacture in…

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  • Glenboig HC 373

    Found by Eddie Mclean in the Glasgow area. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .

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  • Buccleuch Sanquhar NB

    Found by Eddie Mclean in the Glasgow area. Buccleuch Terra Cotta Works, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. (N.B – stands for North Britain – postal abbreviation of the day). This is believed to be an electric cable cover or a land surface gulley for directing water flow. , , . . .

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  • Electricity Trade Mark Regd

    Found in the Barlinnie, Glasgow area. This appears to be an cover to lay over electricty cables inorder to protect them and identify their existence to anyone digging on top of them at a future dtae. The manufacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … . . . . .

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  • Buccleuch Terracotta Co

    Found in the Dumfries area. Buccleuch Terra Cotta Works, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. The lettering is raised on this stamp. . . .

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  • Dykehead 72 – 81

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Dykehead Fire Clay Works, Bonnybridge, Falkirk. . . . . Below – A close up of the mark left in the clay by an unknown object prior to firing the brick.

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  • 11 Morningside

    Found in the Melrose, Scottish Borders area. Morningside Fireclay Works, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. . . . .

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  • Edward VII Coronation June 1902

    Found by Ginger Benn at an unknown location in England. Edward VII Coronation June 1902. This paver will have been manufactured at an unidentified brickworks in England. . . . .

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  • CIC 4 EA

    Found by Eddie Mclean in the Glasgow area. I believe CIC stands for Coltness Iron Company – CIC is followed by 4SA or similar and the ‘B’ is marked at an angle to the rest of the mark Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Newmains Fireclay Works, Morningside, Lanarkshire, Stepends Brickworks, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

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  • Goldie

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. James Goldie and Son, Westholm or Westthorn Brickworks, Glasgow. The ‘Goldie’ stamp comprises of raised letters. This stamp has however been stamped over a Jas Goldie & Son, Old Langside Road, Glasgow 1885. This brick is frogged to both sides. . . .  

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  • Glenboig KA 431

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .

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  • Spigot and socket clay water pipes

    The following spigot and socket clay water pipes were kindly donated by Dave Walsh. These clay pipes were used to transport water and were recovered from a copper mine associated with the Wellhouse, Bridge of Allan, Stirling. These pipes basically each have a female and male end with the male end fitting into the female…

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  • Torpedo Scotland

    Found by Russell Hogg in the River Dee near Balleter, Aberdeenshire. Unknown manufacturer but highly likely to have been manufactured in Scotland! . . . . Below – (Note – SBH – My own thoughts are that the Torpedo Scotland fire brick may have been made by the Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow,…

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  • Afton B

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Ravenscraig, Motherwell area. This example is not in my possession. Note the ‘B’ is reversed in relation to the main stamp. Afton Brickworks, New Cumnock, Ayrshire or the Afton Brickworks, Avonbridge. . .

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  • Dougall

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. This example is not in my possession. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Below – A similar stamp with a thumbprint to the top right. Found by Ian Suddaby in the Ravenscraig, Motherwell area.

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  • 1 Garnkirk

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Ravenscraig, Motherwell area. This example is not in my possession. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. The stamp reads either 1 or I Garnkirk. . .  

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  • -PG-

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the shore at Prestongrange. This example is not in my possession. Prestongrange Brick, Tile and Fireclay Works, Prestonpans, East Lothian. . . .

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  • Scotcros Limited, 145 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

    Graces Guide Information – Mini-conglomerate, of Glasgow; interests in packaging, wine, animal feedstuffs and engineering. 1960 Norcros launched a second associated public company, Scotcros, to handle Scottish businesses. 1961 Acquired Wilkie and Paul, makers of metal tins. 1962 Acquired Thomas Bishop, maker of commercial catering equipment and other engineering products. 1971 Acquired Unit Body Developments from RTZ Pillar and BPB Industries….

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  • Scottish sample fire bricks found in Tasmania.

    Many thanks to Charlie Terry for the following photographs and information. Charlie states – My great-grandfather worked at the Beaconsfield and Lefroy gold mines in Tasmania. He was an assayer. Some of the bricks are still in their original boxes and have been stored in a shed for decades. Below – An example of one…

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  • Docken brick found in USA

    This brick is in the possession of John Hicks, West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. John is uncertain where the Docken brick was found in the USA as he picked it up at a brick swap meeting. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .

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