Found by Peter Williams in Bonnybridge.

I am not in possession of this example.

Allan Rae suggests that this fire brick was manufactured by Smith and Wellstood and it was probably a back brick to protect the rear surface of a firebox for the ‘Modern Mistress’ stove and that MDN MRS is an abbreviation of ‘Modern Mistress’.

Smith & Wellstood Brickworks, Bonnybridge.

Below – A Modern Mistress stove No 28.


Below – This is a partial brick found in the Stoneywood area, Bonnybridge. No doubt it was also stamped MDN MRS No but as to the number, I cannot say.

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