Found by Kurtis Fusco in the River Winnipesaukee at Franklin, New Hampshire, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
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 Erica Weller in rural Humboldt County, California, USA. 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 .
Found by Kristin Schwab on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Thomas Walsh near Vancouver, USA. Thomas states it was found due east of the location of the first lumber mill here in the area during the 1800s as part of the Hudson Bay Company. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
14/07/1923 – Glasgow Herald – Man was not long on the world’s stage when he commenced to work clay and impress on its plastic surface his primitive ideas. A common clay brick, even to the initiated tells its story and forms an important clue in the history of man. In Scotland, the earliest bricks made…
1897 – Annual report of the School Committee of the City of Boston – … New Primary Schoolhouse, Vernon street, Roxbury, additional, §14,000. — It will be noted that the next few weeks will witness the completion of several school-houses begun during the previous year, including this new Primary School-house containing ten rooms, and replacing…
Found by Patrick Keith Griffin in Rhode Island, USA. . . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Below – Gartcraig Scotland – Gartcraig, By Millerston, Glasgow.
Found by Eddie McLean in the Kirkintilloch, Glasgow area. (Note – SBH – This trade name appears to be English and presumably manufactured by Thomas Gray in England, however, due to its find location I have created a page for it meantime in case there is indeed a Scottish connection that I am as yet,…
Found by Gary Underhill at Goldfield, Nevada, USA. This was a surface find near the site of an 1860s bank building in Goldfield. . . . Below – Morningside – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Found by Ian Suddaby in a river just outside Edinburgh. I am not in possession of this example. This looks like a piece of broken stove lining. The manufacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Other similar examples show the stamp as an abbreviation of the trade name given to…