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…
Found Firth of Clyde, Glasgow.
Find location would suggest Scottish origins but …
I believe it says IFB but there is a possibility it says JFB but I don’t think so!
Possibly the Inverkeithing Fireclay Brickworks – click me
Below – Interestingly this IFB stamped brick was found in Wollongong, Australia. Are these bricks from the same brickworks? If they are the same brick were they manufactured in Scotland or Australia.
Below – These firebricks were manufactured by the Inverell Fire Brick, Australia.
Below – Found by Craig Powell in WA, Australia.
Below – Found by Leslie White in Australia.
Jean Bear, USA states “Here, the IFB was made by Corundite Refractories Company in Zoar, Ohio from 1930 until 1965. Perhaps they were made in other places? Oral history tells us that “IFB” stood for “International Fire Brick” but I don’t have proof”
This brick is in the possession of John Stevens. John states – I believe it came from a fireplace in an old north Brisbane home here in Queensland. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow. . .
The following Scottish bricks were found by Denis O’Keefe on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. The Cumbernauld and Cardowan Patent were both found in the same pile of bricks on the shore. The pile is thought to be discarded ships ballast. . Below – Cardowan Patent – Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. Cumbernauld…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Inverkeithing. This example is not in my possession. Fraser and Sanderson, Fire brick manufacturers, Inverkeithing. This brick is stamped to the front and rear. . . .
Found by Anthony Hall at the Roebourne Gaol, Western Australia, Australia. The brick was used to build one of the ovens on site. A cyclone in 1872 had devastated Roebourne, and during the rebuilding process noted public works architect, George Temple Poole was involved in the design of several of Roebourne’s new buildings, including the gaol,…
The following bricks were found by Mark Lloyd at Jarrahdale, Western Australia. The bricks were located in the heritage park which used to house an old timber mill and all the workers. . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Garnkirk Patent – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. Cardowan Patent –…
This brick was found by Craig Powell at the Mount Jackson gold mine in Western Australia. Craig states – There were dozens of them made into a kitchen fireplace and many more loosely stacked around the old station homestead near the abandoned mine. The kitchen section was an add on to the original building which…
These two bricks were found in the tidal muds at Grangemouth, Scotland and in the same location as a number of confirmed Russian stamped bricks. Their ‘yellow’ colour, size (narrow) and visual composition suggest they may be early Dutch bricks. One would appear to have the imprint of an anchor or perhaps it is a…
Found by Lindsay Elmore at an old gold mine outside Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Scotty Dee in an old diamond mine at Copeton Dam, NSW Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .