This example was found by Jeffrey Wong Sang on the Constance Estate, South Trinidad. Jeffrey states – The ‘Etna’ bricks are from the old Constance Estate and can be found in the sand as the sea reclaims the land and destroys the houses in its march forward. This was once a coconut estate. Etna Brickworks,…
Found at the Etna Brickworks, Bathville.
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.
Alternative brickworks include:
- West Works, Armadale, West Lothian.
It may be 4’8″ or 48″
Below – A similar stamp found at the old Etna Brickworks site. The letters are more spaced out than the first example and they appear slightly larger.
Below – A similar stamp to the one directly above on a brick found at the old Etna Brickworks site.
Below – A similar stamp on a cupola brick at Oakvale, Livingston.
Found at High Bonnybridge. The consensus of opinion, prior to finding this brick, is that ‘Crater’ was a trademark of the Etna/Atlas Brickworks in West Lothian. This information is detailed in this link The Bricks of Bathville and Armadale and bricks stamped ‘Crater’ have been found on the site of the old Etna/Atlas Brickworks. This…
Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Manufactured by the Etna or Atlas Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. . . Below – Brickmaking in Armadale – states that the Crater trademark was used by the Etna/Atlas Brickworks. The Survey of Scottish…
Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Note the ‘9’ appears to be an upside down’6′ and the ‘T’ has serifs which is very unusual on an Etna stamped brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. .
This brick was found by Gustavo Agustin Coronel. It was found at a lime kiln, Hornos Fabrica No 4 in Malagueño, Córdoba, Argentina. Below – Etna Great Britain fire brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby on the site of the old Etna Brickworks. This example is not in my possession. This looks like an ‘8’ stamp but it may possibly be a ‘3’. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. Below – Some photos demonstrating how Ian suspects this…
Many thanks to Chantal Soucy and Jean-Marie Fallu for the following photographs. These Scottish bricks were found on the Beach of Barachois, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada. The bricks were found near two old sawmills erected around the beginning of 1900 by the Sherbrooke Lumber Co. and the Calhoun Lumber Co. There are still remnants of…
Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
Found by Molly Buckley in a dump in Broxburn, West Lothian. I am not in possession of this example (It was left in situ – hopefully it can be relocated again one day). The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. It was however found in close proximity to the Etna and Altas Brickworks where many…
Many thanks to Alun Hughers for sending this photo of Scottish bricks he saw in Hunte’s Garden, Barbados. Thistle brick – 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. Calder brick – Bonnybridge Silica &…