Found at the old gas works, East Wemyss. (Canmore).

This was found alongside numerous Heathfield fire bricks and it does indeed have the look of a Heathfield manufactured fire brick with regards to composition.

Manufacturer unknown.

The find location would suggest Scottish origins but …

There is a good likelihood that this brick was manufactured in Scotland for Mr George Hislop, gas manager, Paisley. Mr Hislop was well respected and renowned in his field. He took out a number of patents in his line of work and was a member of many groups, including the Society of Chemical Industry and the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. He was also a three-time president of the Association of Gas Managers. So this may be yet another example of a Scottish fire brick manufacturer manufacturing fire bricks for a customer and stamping their name on the bricks supplied. Click me.

The find location of this brick was on the old East Wemyss, Fife gas works. In 1924 R & G Hislop were utilised to update the East Wemyss gas works so it is entirely possible that if they did purchase fire bricks stamped in their own name then they would have used them at East Wemyss.

Below – 14/02/1924 – Leven Advertiser & Wemyss Gazette.


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