Bricks with lifting tool marks

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Old Muirhouselaw Brick and Tile Works, St Boswells.

These bricks were kindly donated by David Cain and they were found on site. They show the distinct marks left by the tool the brick workers used to move the bricks about while ‘green’.

Brick size  8 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ x 3″.

The row of 3 marks are  3″ apart. The row of 2marks are 2″ apart.

You can also see part of the outline of the wood or metal frame that held the 5 spikes or prongs and also acted as a ‘stop’

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