Circle brick ‘templates’

Found at the Manuel Works, Whitecross.

  • 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

These are shaped from hardboard or a metal alloy.  They are marked with a size and the number of bricks required to form a circle.

Their exact use is uncertain but they may have been used to quickly confirm that a fired brick was of the correct size.

It is uncertain as to which era of the Manuel Brickworks these were used in.

Below – ? bricks in a circle.

Below – 2Y.

Below – 52 bricks in a circle.

Below – 2W – 60 in a circle.

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