Reliance

Found Bo’ness.

Unidentified maker.

Find location would suggest Scottish origins but …

Possible options:-

1. This is a Scottish brick and the brickmark represents how durable and strong the brick is – you can rely on its properties.

2. Reliance Brick Company, Belle Plain, Iowa, USA.

10/10/2019 – Further research and information from Jean Bear, USA reveals that this brick is most likely of American origins. Jean states – “I have found several of those firebricks in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA, and know that in Curwensville, PA and Clearfield, PA they were made by Crescent Refractories Company (1922-29) or North American Refractories Company (1930-75) after they bought out Crescent. Often, though, firebrick manufacturers are hard to determine, because as smaller companies were bought by larger ones, the same molds were often used.”

Below – The reliance stamped brick found at Bo’ness. Measures approx. 9″ x 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

Below – The reliance stamped brick found in Pennsylvania, USA. Measures approx. 9″ x 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

 

 

 

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