FCS

Found in Airdrie.

I believe this to be a product of the Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.

See below for my thoughts.

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This FCS stamped brick was found among many similar marks in a pile of bricks in Airdrie. Also in the pile were Glenboig, Rawyards Glasgow and Glentore ( Rawyards) stamped bricks. It is possible that this brick was made by the Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. I have a similar brick marked FCSO GEM. GEM is a trademark for Castlecary and I believe the FCSO relates to the Ferrocarril Sud y Oeste railway in Argentina. Similarly, I believe FCS stands for Ferrocarril del Sud, another railway in Argentina. From the photos below you will note the obvious similarities between the 2 bricks. Click me for related information.

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Below – The same stamp on what appears to be a salt-glazed example, although it is not obvious from the photo below. It was found at the same location.

25/07/2020 – Update from Juan Rodrigues, Buenos Aires – “FCS is Southern Railway, FCSO means South and West rail. The Southern Railway and the Western Railway merged in the 1930s”

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