The following bricks were found by John Gibson and to Mark Courneyea. John states – We are researching the history of a munitions factory in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, which was built in 1941, and we have almost finished a book on the factory. On a site visit a few days ago we came upon two…
This brick was found by Jeremy Lee in Newfoundland Canada.
The bricks formed a rough plinth covering a void of some description … well, cistern, septic tank?
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire
Alternative brickworks include:
- Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Below – Gartliston Fire Brick Works. The brick would also be stamped at either end of the frog P …. H for Peter Hurll.
Below – The Gartliston was found alongside a ‘Lucas’ fire brick from NE England.
Found by Gary Underhill at Goldfield, Nevada, USA. This was a surface find near the site of an 1860s bank building in Goldfield. . . . Below – Morningside – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Found by Ian Suddaby in a river just outside Edinburgh. I am not in possession of this example. This looks like a piece of broken stove lining. The manufacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Other similar examples show the stamp as an abbreviation of the trade name given to…
Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig. PH – Peter Hurll. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Found by Peter Shapter in the at Kelligrews, Newfoundland, Canada. Peter states – It was found near an abandoned railway track so it may have been in a firebox of a locomotive. If my suspicion is correct it had a firebox for coal. But it may have been converted to oil-fired in its last days…
Found by Paulo Hargreaves near the ruins of an old fort in Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. .
This Thistle brick was found by Dara and Noah Hayes on the seashore off Clontarf, Dublin. This example is not in my possession. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
The following bricks are in the possession of Brian Latter. Brian started collecting bricks in the 1960s. He lives in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He found many of his bricks while scuba diving in and around Corio Bay. . . . . Below – This is a photograph as forwarded by Brian. It shows bricks stamped…
This brick was found by Fred Kaesmacher in a recycling yard that stands on the site of a former sugar factory in St Kitts, Carribean. Fred states – The sugar factory was operated by the Saint Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation. There was a large furnace on the site. . . . Below – ‘Dykehead’ –…
The following partial Scottish bricks were found by Caroline Small on the shores at the Port of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. . . . . Below – ‘Gartverie or Gartverrie’ – Gartverrie Fireclay Works, Glenboig. Below – Allan and Mann, Govan Patent, Glasgow’ – Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow….