This brick was found by David W Garcia on Treasure Island, Budd Bay Inlet, Washington State, USA. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . . .
Find location would suggest Scottish origins but …
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″.
Found by Shara Haq at the former site of the New Albany/Star Glass Works site, near the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana, USA. J & M Craig, Hillhead and Perceton Fireclay Works, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. . . . .
The following Scottish bricks were found by David W Garcia at various locations throughout California, USA. . . . . Below – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . Below – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire.
18/07/1960 – Birmingham Post – Brick throwing contest at show. One of the new features of the Stroud annual show, which attracted over 10,000 people on Saturday, was an international brick-throwing contest, probably the first of its kind ever to take place. A challenge to the town had been made by its namesake in Oklahoma,…
This fire brick was found by Francis Caven on the Brassie Shore, north shore heading towards Irvine, Ayrshire. AP Green, Missouri, USA bought the Douglas Fire Brick Company, Ayrshire from the Morgan Crucible Group in 1970. (Note – SBH – So was this brick an import or was it made in Ayrshire after the takeover…
This brick was found in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA by Larry Cormier. Larry states ” My family purchased a home in Waltham Massachusetts in 1961. I believe it was built in the early 1920s. About 20 years ago we had some landscaping work done in the back yard and uncovered a brick walk. We left it…
This example was found on the site of the old Jenny Lind Brickworks, Near Motherwell, Lanarkshire adjacent to the old site of the Ravenscraig Steel Works. This was manufactured in England but the ‘RAV’ reference denotes that is was manufactured specifically for the Ravenscraig Steelworks and as such, I have created this page because of…
This brick was found on the site of the old Jenny Lind Brickworks, Near Motherwell, Lanarkshire adjacent to the old site of the Ravenscraig Steel Works. It is a dense heavy brick and is believed to have been manufactured by Harbison Walker, USA. History – Harbison-Walker Refractories Company (Harbison) is the world’s leading supplier of refractory…
(Note – SBH – If anyone has any information on Corporal Smith and his connection with Ayrshire, Scotland then please get in touch as I would love to know. There is very little information to be found online. I imagine Corporal Smith was a local man to Montgreenan, Ayrshire who at some point emigrated to…
Found by Drew Mitchell in the Dalgetty Bay area of Fife. Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … This fire brick is most likely to have American origins as per the Monarch Fire Clay Co, Portland, Oregon. Jean Bear states “Sometimes it is quite hard to determine where US firebricks were made,…