This example was found by Alysia McHarg while digging in her parent’s backyard in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The house was built in 1910. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .
Found by Fabrizio Morelli in the foundations of his house at Huinca Renanco, Córdoba, Argentina.
The house was built in 1927.
Below – BAP Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
I believe this brick is manufactured for the South American Railway network. click here.
Below -BAP = Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway.
“LGSM” is an unidentified manufacturer and stamp. It is a fire brick and looks very similar in design, colour and style to the ‘BAP Forth’ brick. The ‘ L. G. S. M. ‘ brick could easily have been manufactured here in Scotland too, particularly as both bricks were found together. I suspect that ‘L. G. S. M.’ will be the customer’s name. I suspect the customer will be Argentinian.
There is a town in Argentina called “Libertador General San Martin” which has a railway station.
There is also the General San Martin railway – “Ferrocarril General San Martin“, named after the Argentine hero José de San Martín, which is part of the Argentine railway network. With a wide gauge (1676 mm), it starts from the Retiro railway terminal, in the city of Buenos Aires, and heads towards the west of the country, crossing the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, San Luis, Mendoza and San John. It was formed when the railways were nationalized between1946 and 1948, occupying tracks that belonged to the Buenos Aires Pacific Railway, (BAP), owned by the British capital.
The San Martín Railway has its origins in the ” Buenos Aires to the Pacific Railway ” company established in London on October 10, 1882, with the aim of building a railway from Mercedes ( province of Buenos Aires ) to Villa Mercedes in the Province of San Martín. Luis, splicing its rails there with the Ferrocarril Andino. The entrance to the Federal Capital was initially carried out through the tracks of the Western Railway (Today FC Sarmiento). Later the Ferrocarril al Pacífico would build its own access to the Capital and would extend its services by incorporating new branches and acquiring other companies.
Later, the San Martín Railroad tracks were operated by the Latin American Logistics companies of Brazil, Buenos Aires to the Pacific.
Found by Segev Moisa on the beach at Jaffa, Israel. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .
Found By Hamish Fenton on the shore of the Wadden Sea at Nordby, Fanø, (near Esbjerg), Denmark. 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. .
The brick was found in the territory of an old sugar factory near Belgorod (close to the Ukrainian border) together with bricks from the Ukrainian region. Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending the photo and details. The stamp reads ‘ALA GLENBOIG’. Note the elongated letter ‘I’. “ALA” is French for ‘ in the manner…
Found by Susan Alsaran on Flower Pot Beach, Trinidad. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
This tile was found by Marco Samaniego in the abandoned ruins of an old house in the City of Humaitá, Department of Ñeembucú, Paraguay. It measures 29.5cm x 29.5 cm. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
Found by Kurtis Fusco in the River Winnipesaukee at Franklin, New Hampshire, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by ‘Siang Ler’, ‘Arpichart’ and ‘Phyllis’ at the Alexandra Hospital, Singapore. Many thanks to Eng Jia Wei for forwarding the photograph. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Below – Hurll 8.
Found by Julian Phillips at Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. . . . .
Found by Erica Weller in rural Humboldt County, California, USA. 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 .