Crater Great Britain

Found in Argentina by Cris Pasquali

CRATER GB – Atlas / Etna Works – 1880/1890 – 1970s

The Bricks of Bathville and Armadale: the Atlas, the Muir of Armadale, the Barbauchlaw, the Boghead and the Etna

Armadale has been a successful centre for the production of bricks, pipes and tiles, as well as other fireclay products.  Local fireclays achieved an international reputation for their consistency as well as their high alumina content for heat resistance.  By the 1970s, the fireclay industry declined so much that most Armadale works closed.

However, the Etna works survived to be taken over by GISCOL Ltd (The Glasgow Iron and Steel Company) in 1983.  In 1997, Caradale Traditional Brick Company was formed.

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