Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Note the thumbprint to the top right. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
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 in Bonnybridge. This example is not in my possession. Not the thumbprint to the top right. Smith and Wellstood Foundry Brickworks, Bonnybridge. . .
Found at Clayknowes, Bonnybridge. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found on Drum Farm, Bonnybridge. Note the thumbprint to the 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 works in 1973 and closed…
Found in the Wemyss area of Fife. Note the thumbprint to the top right. Unknown maker. Find location and stamp may suggest Scottish origins but … The 2 most likely Scottish makers are Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge and the Eglinton Silica Brick Co. Ltd, Dundyvan, Coatbridge However, this reference is also a…
This unstamped clay pipe was found by Geoff Hancock in a shed on Raws Farm, near Sandford, Strathaven. South Lanarkshire. Its provenance prior to that is unknown. It is likely to have been for channelling water. There are several local disused tileworks that this may have been manufactured at but it also has the look…
Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. . . Below – A similar stamp on a brick found at the same location by Ian Suddaby. Note the lazy ‘O’ which is lying on its side. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left.
This brick is in the possession of John Stevens. John states – I believe it came from a fireplace in an old north Brisbane home here in Queensland. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow. . .
This brick was found by Gustavo Agustín Coronel. He lives in the City of Malagueño Córdoba, Argentina. Gustavo states (apologies for the quality of the google translation) – I would like to tell you that since last year I have been researching and studying the history of our city, this study was carried out mainly…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Leith, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – This might well be a second as it’s not well made. On the first photo, the frog is malformed and looks like it’s been repositioned in the press. The whole brick is misshaped too and the letters aren’t clear,…