The following bricks are in a collection owned by Josh Bra. They were recovered from an old garden path at a house in Chinchen Street, Islington, New South Wales. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include:…
Found by friends of Neil Halliday in Crotty on the west coast of Tasmania.
Crotty was abandoned and flooded in the ’90s after the damming of the King River in the ’80s during the hydro push in Tasmania. The only reason they can be found is due to the severe water shortage in Lake Burbury which is currently at less than 20% capacity and the ruins of the old township are now visible.
Even though the bricks have no burning they were more than likely used in the smelter that was in the town for the Mount Lyell mine in Queenstown.
Below – Stein Works JGS Scotland brick.
Below – Bonnybridge with thumbprint
Below – Stein
Below – Glenyards
Below – Smelter at Mount Lyell mine, Crotty, Tasmania – source
The following bricks were found by Vladimir Smirnov near Perm, Russian. 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 . Below – BCM/Thistle. Below – Thistle.
Found by Larie Sam M. Yanga in the backyard of a house at San Enrique Negros Occidental, Philippines. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.
These ‘P & M Hurll, Glasgow’ bricks were photographed by Harry Hughes at the Widow Sammons House, Carrowkennedy, Republic of Ireland. Note the reversed letter ‘S’. The owner of the house said the bricks were on the floor. He has reused the old bricks to form a hearth for a stove. This is a link…
This brick was found by Syeeba Medina Azza in an abandoned fortress at Oranje Nassau near Banjarbaru City, Kalimantan. This fortress was built in 1849. . . . Below – Patent R. Brown & Son, Paisley – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire
The following brick was found on the south Bank of Tagus at Cacilhas, Lisbon, Portugal by Rui Ribolhos, Lisbon, Portugal. Empatia Arqueologia LDA. There were many shipyards in this vicinity. . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
This unstamped clay pipe was found by Geoff Hancock in a shed on Raws Farm, near Sandford, Strathaven. South Lanarkshire. Its provenance prior to that is unknown. It is likely to have been for channelling water. There are several local disused tileworks that this may have been manufactured at but it also has the look…
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 .
Many thanks to Colin Rogers for the following information and photographs. This white enamelled sink stamped J & R H Ltd, was found in Montevideo, Uruguay by Colin’s wife, Sonsoles Baison. Colin states – Part of the stamp says “Made in Britain” and in Spanish “aprobado por A.N.D.A.” which means approved by Anda. There is…
Found by Jackie Linton near Castlecary. 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. . . .