Found by Lindsay Elmore at an old gold mine outside Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
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”
Found by Scotty Dee in an old diamond mine at Copeton Dam, NSW Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Yury Kusmichev in St Petersburg, Russia. This is apparently the second such example to be found in St Petersburg. Fraser and Sanderson, Fire brick manufacturers, Inverkeithing. . . .
Found by Andrew Williams near the site of the Mundaring Weir in Western Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
(Note – SBH – From the details below, Andrew Swinley left Scotland in 1946 for Australia to start a brick making business with his brother James. This was possibly in the Melbourne area but not necessarily so. Does anyone know if they actually managed to establish a brick manufacturing business in Australia?) 01/12/1946 – Sunday…
These bricks were found by Noni Ambrus in an old Gold mining area of the bush in Southern NSW, Australia. J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire. . . . .
Found by Peter Brook in the garden of a house in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The house was built in 1905. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . . .
The following photographs were kindly forwarded by Carol Durant, Vice President of the Rockingham District Historical Society in Western Australia. These Gartcraig stamped bricks are exhibited within the Rockingham Museum. The bricks were found locally and it is believed they would have been unloaded at the Port of Rockingham c. 1875 – 1908. Gartcraig Fire…
Found by Craig Powell at Mount Palmer, Yilgarn, Western Australia. Craig states:- There was an entire town at Mount Palmer but the hotel ruins are all that’s left. The brick was from a house site across from the hotel with several broken ones looking like a fireplace. Houses were mostly tin miners shacks around the…
These bricks were found by Garry Bell in NE Victoria, Australia. Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. . . . . Below – Gartcraig brick found in an old farmhouse, Beechworth, Victoria. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.