This brick was found by Gustavo Agustin Coronel. It was found at a lime kiln, Hornos Fabrica No 4 in Malagueño, Córdoba, Argentina. Below – Etna Great Britain fire brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
The following bricks were found in the area of Mount Parker, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by Jade Ling, Kenny Tang and team.
Jade is retired and states – In the past few years, I started to find historical remains in Hong Kong and searched for their background stories. The bricks attached are all related to a cable car system which built in 1892, 128 years from now. This 2.3 kilometer long cable car system was built in Mount Parker, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by Swire Group, also known as Taikoo Group. The Engineering Times reported in 1899 mentioned that this system was the first ropeway erected for the carriage of passengers in the world. It operated for 40 years and came to an end. The pylons supporting the cable were destroyed. The only remains in the bushes were the concrete bases of the pylons.
During the past three years, I searched for such remains based on the information of articles and of maps. Apart from 24 groups of concrete bases found, we also discovered a trail alongside the route of the cable car. In several locations, we found steps built by bricks. There were English characters or Chinese words on some bricks. Please see attached. For more information, please have a look at the Taikoo Aerial Ropeway [1891-1932] in https://gwulo.com.
This is a link to all the bricks found during the project. Click me.
Below – Caledonia Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Below – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.
Below – This Heathfield has a thumbprint to the top right.
Below – c. 1911 – The Taikoo aerial ropeway.
Terrence Honore of the Palmiste Historical Society states – It was found at the former Palmiste sugarcane estate at Palmiste San Fernando Trinidad. Site of an old brick bridge for use by trains transporting sugarcane circa the 1800s. Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow. Mallsmire Works, Myrtle Park, Crosshill,…
Many thanks to Daphne Lim for the following information and photographs. Rawyards Glasgow and Hurll bricks found in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. Daphne states – My name is Daphne Lim & I live in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. My (maternal) great, great grandfather Mr Chan Kho was one of the founding fathers of this small town of…
Found by Craig Penstone by the river in downtown Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby at the site of the old Heathfield Fireclay Works. I am not in possession of this example. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. .
Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. . . Below – A similar stamp on a brick found at the same location by Ian Suddaby. Note the lazy ‘O’ which is lying on its side. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left.
Many thanks to Shayne Campbell, President & Executive Director Settlers, Rials & Trails – Argyle Museum, for permission to use the photographs of their Scottish bricks. The following bricks are in the possession of the Argyle Museum, Winnipeg, Canada. The bricks were obtained from a junkyard in Winnipeg and are believed to have been salvaged…
This brick is in the possession of Leslie White and was found in the Hawkesbury (NSW) region during a demolition job. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire. Note the unusual stencilling. It possibly reads ‘I R S26 3″. So was this added at the Douglas Fireclay Works as perhaps an order number, code for the customer…
These bricks are housed within the Nevada State Museum and Carson City Mint, Carson City, Nevada, USA. Photographs were forwarded by Daniel Camacho. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow . . . . Below – The museum describes the brick as – Refractory brick (clay). High silica firebrick was imported from Glasgow, Scotland….
Found by Ian Suddaby at the old Heathfield Fireclay Works site. I am not in possession of this example. Possibly have been manufactured by Heathfield Fire Clay Works for the Coppee Coke Co (however a similar firebrick was found at the James Dougall Fire Clay Works at Bonnybridge and therefore Dougall could be the manufacturer?)…