Gartcraig Scotland product found in Chile

This square cesspool or grease box was found by Jimena Valenzuela. Jimena is an archeologist and lives in Iquique, Chile.

Jimena states ‘While I was digging out an excavation in Bilbao’s zone (which is a historical part of our city), I dug out a chamber that has the Gartcraig stamp. Baquedano Street in Iquique was built in 1880. This pipe should be around that time or a little bit posterior to that period’.

Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow.


Below – The broken grease box with the ‘Gartcraig Scotland’ stamp.



Below – A trap or bend found nearby to the grease box. This is not stamped but may well be a Gartcraig product too.

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