Found by Asger Christiansen at Tybrind, Denmark. Dykehead Fire Clay Works, Bonnybridge, Falkirk. . . . .
Etna bricks found in 3 different locations in Russia.
These ETNA stamps are of dubious origins.
This ETNA 2 brick was found in St Petersburg, Russia by Vladimir Smirnov.
It was found near to the TROTTE 10 brick.
The ETNA does not look like the ETNA bricks manufactured in West Lothian. Both Vladimir and I believe this is a forged ETNA brick.
It is possible it is a product of the Etna Brick Works, Buckley, Wales but I do not think so.
The TROTTE is very similar in all aspects, colour, shape, composition, size, brickmark etc and that too could be a forgery … Possibly imitating the TROTTER brickmaker from Stourbridge
Vladimir Smirnov has found or is aware of many forged bricks which were manufactured in Volyn Province (Ukraine) in 1910-20 with imitations of the RAMSAY mark (English) in various versions like RAMSAU, RAMSAV, RAMSAI, RAMSEV
Below – The Following Etna brick was found by Ilya Malcow from Moscow. It was uncovered in 2017 during the repair of the road on Khavskaya Street. The brick may date from c. 1910. It is very possible that this too is a fraudulent use of the ETNA stamp if it is purporting to have been manufactured at the Etna Works in Scotland.
Below – Another ETNA 1 brick found again by Ilya Malcow. The lettering is embossed. It was found in the City of Elektrogorsk, 75 km to the East of Moscow, Russia. At the discovery site of this brick, engineer Klasson built the very first electric power station in Russia in c. 1910.
The following Scottish bricks were found by Denis O’Keefe on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. The Cumbernauld and Cardowan Patent were both found in the same pile of bricks on the shore. The pile is thought to be discarded ships ballast. . Below – Cardowan Patent – Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. Cumbernauld…
It was found by Pauline Godbout Santerre on a beach in, Canada. . . . . Below – Bourtreehill Kilmarnock – Bourtreehill Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
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…
This brick was found by Debbie and Trevor McBride in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Debbie states – “We had been told that there was a Hudson Bay Company Dairy on our property. The Creek that runs through our property is called “Dairy Creek” for the reason of the dairy being here. That was in 1860.”…
This brick was found by Emily Zeringue in a little town called Pierre Part, South Louisiana, USA. . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov, St Petersburg, Russia. It was found 200km south-west in Gdov. Below – Grangemouth Warranted – Grangemouth Firebrick Works, Skinflats, Grangemouth, Falkirk. . . .
Found by Vassily Khvalyuk in Sevastopol, Russia. . . . . Below – Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow – William Wilson & Son, brickmaker and builder, Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street and Pollokshaw Road, Glasgow and Campbellfield Brick Tile and Pottery Works, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain which works this particular brick was…
This brick was found by Александр Лушников in Kiev, Russia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. .
Found by Noah Gallan in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. The bricks were found in a fireplace purchased by Noah. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.