Radun

Found at Inverkeithing.

Find location would suggest Scottish origins but …

This a baby fire brick.

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Below – This example has a bullnose to the bottom right.

Below – This example was found in Bonnybridge. Note the ‘ghost’ print to the top of the brick. Looking at the end of the brick it can be seen that its shape is a rhombus or parallelogram.

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Below – 20/06/1958 – Motherwell Times – Traditional and contemporary fireplaces.  Visit our showrooms at Uddingston and see the best in traditional and contemporary fireplace design. Also on display convertor open fires and underfloor draught fires, cookers, stoves and all types of solid fuel-burning appliances. Manufacturers of Lyndun and Radun fires and Airdun connector fires. Approved for use in Smokeless zones. Alexander Dunn Ltd, Bothwell Road, Uddingston, Glasgow. Telephone Uddingston 500.

(Note – SBH – I believe these Radun bricks will have been manufactured for the Radun fireplaces.  The advert states Alexander Dunn manufactures the fires but it is very likely that the actual baby firebricks were made for them and stamped with their trademark name – Radun. Radun may well incorporate part of Dunn’s surname. Many similar adverts appear in Scottish newspapers but I cannot see any in the old English newspapers and as such, I think the baby firebricks will likely have been manufactured in Scotland).

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