Insulation brick

Found at the Stein Manuel Works, Whitecross

  • 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.

A very porous and light insulation brick with a slight taper.

Possibly a Selfrac?

No markings thereon.

During the hunt when this brick was found a passerby said he used to work at the site and the porous bricks were made with clay and sawdust. When the bricks were fired the sawdust burned off and left a very porous light brick – can anyone confirm or deny this manufacturing technique?



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