Nettle H & B

Found 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.

H & B is thought to stand for Hearth and Bosh. This is a type of furnace and many companies appear to have made bricks specifically for this design of furnace wherever they were built.

Below – A much better quality brick found by Ian Suddaby at the same location. This stamp is a slight variation from the one above.

Below – A Woodland  manufactured fire brick made in the USA and marked up ‘Hearth and Bosh’.

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