May 2021 – Many thanks to Janet and Pat Railsback, Texas, USA for sourcing and shipping the following bricks of interest. Below – ‘Don’t spit on side walk’ brick. Dr Samuel Crumbine of Dodge City was one of the leading figures in the field of public health in the early 20th century. His health campaigns–including…
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 in the Hudson Valley in New York, USA by Hunter Cantrell. Note the Glenboig ‘star’ trademark under the ‘N’ of Glenboig. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
These bricks are housed within the Nevada State Museum and Carson City Mint, Carson City, Nevada, USA. Photographs were forwarded by Daniel Camacho. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow . . . . Below – The museum describes the brick as – Refractory brick (clay). High silica firebrick was imported from Glasgow, Scotland….
Found by Swede Plaut at 98 Hale’s Hill Rd., Sedgwick, Maine USA. Swede states – I recently bought a piece of land and while doing some cleanup I uncovered these. They were at the surface, buried under plant matter. There is no record of any previous construction on this site. I am told that the…
This brick was found by Emily Zeringue in a little town called Pierre Part, South Louisiana, USA. . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
This brick is in the possession of David Hensley from Kansas, USA. It was obtained from a fellow brick collector who resided in the State of Kansas. It is unknown where the original finder found the brick but it is assumed it was in Kansas somewhere. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Justin Hazuga in New Albany, Indiana, USA at the site of the old Star Glass Works factory. Wm Hudspith & Co, Wishaw Pottery and Brickworks, Wishaw. . . . .
These two bricks were found in the tidal muds at Grangemouth, Scotland and in the same location as a number of confirmed Russian stamped bricks. Their ‘yellow’ colour, size (narrow) and visual composition suggest they may be early Dutch bricks. One would appear to have the imprint of an anchor or perhaps it is a…
This example was found by Sam Persons in New Sweden, Main, USA. They were buried under some very old crumbling concrete in the woods. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .