These two bricks were found in the tidal muds at Grangemouth, Scotland and in the same location as a number of confirmed Russian stamped bricks. Their ‘yellow’ colour, size (narrow) and visual composition suggest they may be early Dutch bricks. One would appear to have the imprint of an anchor or perhaps it is a…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Edinburgh.
This is not in my possession.
This appears to be a firebrick or Dutch origins.
Manufacturer unknown at this time.
Found in Zaandam, Holland by Daniel Tomasi. This is a slight variation from the normal stamp as the Glenboig and A1 run together to form 1 word. There is normally a gap between the 2. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works)…
01/01/1824 – The Scots Magazine – Glasgow – There have been a great many additions built to the old cotton mills in Glasgow this summer besides the new ones erected in various parts of the city. One of the mills is calculated to cost £40,000. This has been altogether an unprecedented year of building. Masons,…
Some newspaper articles I find are difficult to marry up with a relevant brickworks. In such cases, I record them here until I can confirm their relationship to a particular brickworks. Below – 09/05/1743 – Caledonian Mercury – James Sutherland, merchant at the Timber-bush in Leith stocking tyles made in Aberdeen. (Note – SBH –…
Found on River Tyne, Newcastle. (Is it Ceipel or Geipel). Arthur Brickman comments: Similar bricks appear on Tyneside and I believe them to be of Dutch manufacture. In the early 1900s, a German patented Coal to Oil plant with associated Coking Ovens was built at Blaydon on the Tyne, in the vicinity of the Cowen…