Found on the Bonnyside Brickworks Site, Bonnybridge. This brick is broken and should read ‘Gannister’ but the ‘G’ is broken off however the final ‘R’ seems never to have been stamped. (Note – SBH – So is it Gannister or Ganister!) James Dougall, Bonnyside Fire Brick and Ganister Works, Bonnybridge. . . .
Found adjacent to the site of the old Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Company, Bonnybridge.
Unfortunately, the brick is broken but it would definitely have been stamped Ganister.
Note the very large thumbprint to the top right.
The manufacturer is unknown.
The find location would suggest Scottish origins but …
Several brick manufacturers in the Bonnybridge area worked the ganister clays however as this looks a very early brick there may be a chance that this is a product of the Drum Fireclay Works, Bonnybridge which was the first Bonnybridge company to work the ganister clay there.
Found on the Bonnyside Brickworks Site, Bonnybridge. The stamp looks complete but no doubt this is supposed to read ‘Gannister’. James Dougall, Bonnyside Fire Brick and Ganister Works, Bonnybridge. (Note – SBH – So is it Gannister or Ganister!) Unidentified manufacturer but because this was found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks and…
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Bonny Water, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … (Note – SBH – Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Brickworks and the James Dougall, Bonnyside Fire Clay Works, Bonnybridge certainly worked ganister fire clay seams. Dougall is known to…
Found by Ian Suddaby on the River Carron, Grangemouth. This example is not in my possession. Note the spelling of Bonybridge with only 1 x ‘N’ and it is reversed. Drum Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found in Glenboig village. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
(Note – SBH – I would be interested to hear from anyone with information on these works and in particular as to where they were located.) Below – 01/11/1879 – Falkirk Herald – To iron founders, steel manufacturers and others. A very superior s. c. fireclay, proved to be better than any ganistor (ganister) ever…
Found Bonnyside, Bonnybridge James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . Harry Wilson states – The Ganister brick ceased production in the late 50s when the Ganister seam in the drift mine to the Bonnybridge clay seam ran out. It was a natural clay – Silica 73…