Found by Eddie McLean in Glenboig. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire Glenboig 111 G or Glenboig III G Note the large thumbprint to top right.
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 indentaions 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 in a layby near Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway. Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest Scottish origins. The 2 lifting tool mark holes are 2 1/4″ inches apart. The left one penetrates to a depth of 2″ and the right one to a depth of 1 3/4″. There is also just below the marks either…
Found on site at the Doura Brick Works. Brick & Tile Works, Doura, Irvine, Ayrshire. Note the thumbprint below the ‘U’ and the corresponding finger impressions on the back. . . . . Below – This is probably the same mark but the ‘D’ and ‘A’ appear to be slighlty smaller and the stamp looks…
Found by Robert Jamieson at the old Broadlie brickworks site in Dalry. Note the hint of a thumbprint to top right. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in…
Found by Robert Jamieson at the old Broadlie brickworks site in Dalry. Note the thumbprint to top right. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge…
These two bricks or drains were found at the Old Muirhouselaw brick and Tile Works, Scottish Borders. Each shows evidence of having been lifted with a single or a double pronged lifting tool. . . . .
Found at Dryburgh Farm, Scottish Borders. Manufacturer unknown. 2 bricks that have 12 square holes running legth ways. Holes 1 and 3 in the second row of each brick appears to have been penetrated by a 2 pronged lifter. . Below – One brick laid flat and the other on its side. Both bricks are…
Found The Hothouse at Ramshead Walled Garden, Caldwell House, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire. Note the middle line of cores. Holes 1, 3, 4 and 6 appear to have hand some sort of 4 pronged lifting device inserted. It may have also been lifted from the other side as the same holes look slightly misshapen. It is unlikely…
Found by Ian Suddaby – “An interesting oversized brick found by the river in Brechin, Angus. It’s been stabbed twice using two different pronged tools and the side shows closely spaced wavy lines which could be fabric marks but could also be from the machine extruder.” . . . .
Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. John Gilmour & Co, Brickworks, Bonnyton, Kilmarnock. Note the letters are raised on this example. . . . Below – One side of this brick is enamelled in white. The other side details 2 sets of 4 fingerprints where the brick appears to have been lifted twice…