This brick is in the possession of David Hensley from Kansas, USA. It was obtained from a fellow brick collector who resided in the State of Kansas. It is unknown where the original finder found the brick but it is assumed it was in Kansas somewhere. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig.
This was found at the P & M Hurll works at Gartliston and as such, I believe it to be one of their products.
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire
Alternative brickworks include:
- Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Further, I believe that JBR 1 may stand for the Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway, Rajasthan, India.
The Jodhpur–Bathinda line connects Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan to Bathinda in the Punjab. During the British Raj, Bathinda was on the Delhi-Karachi line and after independence and partition of India in 1947, it is on the Delhi-Fazilka line. This line operates under the jurisdiction of North Western Railway. Source WIKI
In 1888 the Political Officer of Bikaner sate drew up a plan of railway construction to open the interior areas of the state of Jodhpur and Bikaner to increase trade and commerce. The British Government was anxious to connect the Indus Valley with Rajputana states and therefore approval to the proposal of Jodbpnr-Bikaner Railway was easily given. The B.B.C.&C.I. Railway also promised not to enter into competition with the planned railway. At this time Bikaner was under minority administration; therefore the political agent’s scheme was not opposed by anyone in the state. The Resident at Jodhpur could easily persuade the Jodhpur Durbar to agree to the construction of Jodhpur-Bikaner railway especially when Bikaner was ready to advance to Jodhpur a sum of Rs. 20 lacs @ 4% interest. The repayment was also assured to Bikaner by the British Government out of the annual Salt royalty payments falling due to Jodhpur. Jodhpur had no objection to this railway pro¬ject. Jodhpur had experience of the profitable working of the railway and thought of a greater return to the State from the proposed railway. After some discussion, the two States agreed to cede full civil and criminal jurisdiction over the land occupied by the railway to the Government of India whenever the latter considered it desirable. Separate agreements were executed by the two states in 1889. The management of the railway was entrusted to the manager. Jodbpur Railway was to begin from the Jodhpur side. It was to be opened to inspection at all times by an officer of the Government of India. The two states shared the running expenses as also the profits of the railway within their respective territories. The Jodhpur-Bikaner railway began in 1889. Its length in Rajputana was 700 miles, 455 belonging to Jodhpur and 245 to Bikaner and 124 additional miles, situated in British territory, were under the same management.
The line started from Marwar junction on the Rajputana-Malwa system, and ran north-west for 44 miles till it reached the Luni river, whence there were two branches, one almost due west to Hyderabad (Sind), where it met the North-Western Railway, and the other generally north-by-north-east past Jodhpur, Merta Road, and Bikaner to Bhatinda in the Punjab. From Merta Road, another branch ran east, joining the Rajputana-Malwa line at Kuchaman Road, not far from the Sambhar Lake. The Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway was constructed gradually between 1881 and 1902, and the total capital outlay of the two States to the end of 1904 was about 173 lakhs; in the year last mentioned the net receipts exceeded 13.5 lakhs, thus yielding a return of nearly 8 per cent on the capital outlay.
The average return of Jodhpur Railway was about 10% on the capital outlay. In 1906 the gross working expenses were about 42% of the gross earning, a far more economical working than the management established by railway, companies or by British Govern¬ment. The earning from the Rajputana-Malwa railway during 1877-85 were not able to meet the operational expenses plus guaranteed interest on capital invested in railway construction. The Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway proved to be very useful during the famine of 1899-1900 and prevented a greater loss of life and cattle. Besides, opening up a new area British trade and commerce, it certainly acted as a helping auxiliary to mop up the marketable agricultural produce consequent upon land revenue settlements introduced under British supervision. It brought the agricultural population of both States under imperial policies; it also led to an increased trade in British goods in the region.
These bricks were found by Paul McCullum and his son, Sam, on the banks of the East River, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Boghead, Glasgow – Boghead Fireclay Works, Bathgate, West Lothian. Below – Hurll 4 – Garnqueen Fireclay…
Found by Molly Buckley in a dump in Broxburn, West Lothian. I am not in possession of this example (It was left in situ – hopefully it can be relocated again one day). The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. It was however found in close proximity to the Etna and Altas Brickworks where many…
Found by Ian Suddaby at Prestonpans in Winchburgh. Ian states – I’ve never found this shape before and I can’t see it illustrated in any of the catalogues I’ve got. I’d call it an End or Side Circle brick and I’d guess it was intended to form curved structures where the skin only needed to be…
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Winchburgh area. This example is not in my possession. The ‘BW’ is likely to stand for Babcock and Wilcox. 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. .
Found by Ian Suddaby at Winchburgh, West Lothian. I am not in possession of this example. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trademark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.
Found by Nina C Baker in the Glasgow area. This example is not in my possession. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov and was found in Kandalaksha, Arkhangelskaya Province, Russia. The brick was found within a domestic dwelling of a local merchant. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. .
This brick was found by Richard Shaw in Belize, Central America. It is stamped ‘Klinit R’. (It has been recently cut with a stone grinder). Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll.
Yoker Railway Station, Yoker, Glasgow aka Yoker Ferry Station. The bricks below were recovered by Michael Fallone and his grandson Max Borland at the site of the Yoker Ferry Station, Yoker, Glasgow. The outward appearance of the bricks with regards colour and texture is exactly the same but the bricks were manufactured by two completely…