Scottish Brick Corporation mug

Kindly donated by Alfred Gray, Edinburgh.

This mug was made by Dunoon Potteries, Scotland and used by SBC to advertise their company. I am aware of 2 different versions.

Scottish Brick Corporation – Following the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969,  saw the NCB selling off its brickworks with the Scottish Brick Corporation (SBC) taking over most of them, some 33 sites in Scotland. The SBC then started using its own stamp on the bricks it produced, usually the initials SBC. There are various designs of stamps that differ in letter, frog and marks and it is very possible that each site marked their bricks slightly differently in this way.


Below – A variation on the design.

Below – Another variation of the design. This one is in the possession of Andy Willo.


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