Once again thank you to Cris Pasquali for informing of the latest Scottish brick fins as a result of the ongoing “Proyecto La Forestal y sus pueblos2. These latest bricks were unearthed at a factory at Villa Guillermina, Argentina. MAC Brand ( Presumed Scottish) Brown Paisley Gartcraig Crater BWC ( Possibly Scottish)
Found at Dunaskin brickworks, Dlmellington
Found alongside numerous ETNA fire bricks and this is the same size and general appearance.
If its from the ETNA family – could it be something like Bathville Works Company !
However it is an unidentified maker.
Find location and the above would suggest Scottish origins but…….
Diego Maciel from Argentina has thrown a little extra information into the mystery. The photos below are of a brick he found in an Argentinian bake house.
He believes they were imported as the initials do not relate to any known brickworks local to himself. So could they be of the same origins as my BWC Greta Britain. To add weight to the Scottish connection, Diego’s BWC bricks were found alongside a Calder British Made tile which is presumed made at the Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie. There were subsequent merger including the Calder Fireclay Co which ran the Armadale Brickworks. ETNA bricks were made at Armadale which ties in with the thoughts at the beginning of this post.
However I still do not know what BWC stands for ! Brick Works Calder – Brick Works Coatbridge?