Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending a photograph of this brick which was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
The following 2 bricks were found in St Petersburg, Russia and form part of Vladimir Smirnov’s collection.
Both bricks were found in downtown Saint Petersburg. The upper brick was used in the furnace of the machine-building plant “Arsenal”
Hurlls Brick Works Gartliston
Fire Brick Works PH Gartliston – with crossed hammers in the centre. (PH – Peter Hurll). Note the thumbprint to top right.
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire
Alternative brickworks include:
- Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov and was found in Kandalaksha, Arkhangelskaya Province, Russia. The brick was found within a domestic dwelling of a local merchant. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. .
Thank you to Olga Kubareva for forwarding photos and information on this brick. Olga is a director of the Museum and Exhibition Center of the KB JSC “Apatit” in the city of Kirovsk, Murmansk region, Russia. On a survey of an old mine in the Khibiny Mountains, several Dougall stamped bricks were found. The mine operated…
This brick was found by Richard Shaw in Belize, Central America. It is stamped ‘Klinit R’. (It has been recently cut with a stone grinder). Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll.
This example was found near Pitkaranta in Karelia, Russia by Vladimir Smirnov. It was found at the site of an old ironworks and alongside bricks stamped ‘Cowen’ from the NE of England. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby. Ian states – Down and dirty at low tide in the bed of the River Carron at Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth. Even though I’m very close to the wharf where many Grangemouth bricks were shipped out in the years before WWI, I never expected to find three foreign bricks….
The following bricks were found at Old Manutenção Militar, Beato – Lisbon, Portugal by Rui Ribolhos, Lisbon, Portugal. Empatia Arqueologia LDA. Rui states – I am an archaeologist working in Lisbon at an old nun’s convent from the XVII th century (Convento das freiras Grilas, Beato, Lisboa) transformed into a military facility of baking bread…
This brick is in the possession of Elena Alexeenko. It was found near Taganrog in the Rostov region of Russia. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .
Found at Heathfield Fire Clay Works. Note the thumbprint to the top right which has slightly deformed the ‘S’. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. .
Found at the Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. Note the thumbprint to the top right, partly obscuring the ‘D’. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . .