These bricks were found by an unknown party at the long-vanished gold rush town of Fairview, near Oliver, in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Fairview was abandoned by 1919. The bricks are currently stored within the Oliver Museum. Photographs by Ralph Mills. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . Below –…
Found in Scotland but the exact location is unknown.
Find location would suggest Scottish origins.
8 cored red clay brick with lifting tool marks.
This is unusual in that the lifting tool is not designed to fit into the brick cores. The tool looks to be made from 2 flat and narrow prongs.
The prongs are 2 5/8″ apart.
The right prong has penetrated to 2″.
The left prong was initially stuck into the brick but it has emerged within a core channel and thus the depth of penetration cannot be ascertained.
There are other indentations and marks around the bottom left core of the photo below and the top left core of the second photo. These may be finger impressions.
Found by Ian Suddaby at Charlestown, Fife. Dykehead Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Thumbprint to bottom left. . . .
Found at Drum Farm, Bonnybridge. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Note the thumbprint to top right. .
Found at Glenbuck, East Ayrshire. The manufacturer of this firebrick is unknown. An ‘X’ has been manually inscribed to one face. It was found at the site of the old Glenbuck Ironworks and Collieries in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The following 4 photographs of this brick reveal a total of at least 13 fingerprint impressions and…
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. Note the large thumb print. This appears to be stamped YOUNGs but it may be YOUNG 5
This brick was found at the Whitrigbog Brick and Tile Works, St Boswells, Scottish Borders. The brick is believed to have been manufactured on-site. A 3 pronged tool has been used. The 3 holes are approx. 1 1/4″ deep. The centre of the left to the centre of the right measures 6 1/4″ making the…
Found by Tucker Kennedy at Ardeer, Ayrshire. Note the thumb print to top right. Note ‘Glasgow’ has been stamped upside down and in mirror image. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Found in Alloa. Note the thumprint below the stamp. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . .
This brick was found in a skip in George IV Bridge, Edinburgh by Nick Basden. It is believed to have been removed during a renovation of the George IV bar, 54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. The brick is oversized measuring 12 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. It has a thumb impression to one end. It is…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Knockentiber, Kilmarnock. Messrs John Gilmour & Co., Manufacturers of Bricks and Tiles, Bonnyton, Kilmarnock. . . . . Below – The same stamp on a later style brick found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. Note the letters are raised on this example. . Below – One side of…