Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. The additional mark looks like a capital ‘I’ Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .
The following bricks are depicted in a book written by Warwick Gemmell and entitled – “And so we graft from six to six”. It describes the brickmaking history of New South Wales, Australia.
The following Scottish bricks feature as being imported into NSW.
GEC S Cardowan (Note – does anyone know what GEC & S stands for)
Starworks JD Glenboig
Found by Peter Morrison on the Chance Harbour beach in Nova Scotia, Canada. Peter states – Many Scottish settlers came to the new world and landed in this particular area of Nova Scotia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire
The following bricks were found at Old Manutenção Militar, Beato – Lisbon, Portugal by Rui Ribolhos, Lisbon, Portugal. Empatia Arqueologia LDA. Rui states – I am an archaeologist working in Lisbon at an old nun’s convent from the XVII th century (Convento das freiras Grilas, Beato, Lisboa) transformed into a military facility of baking bread…
Found in Tasmania by Wayne Schnoor. 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. .
Many thanks to Gerry Groia for the following information. Gerry lives in Rasario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He recently dismantled an old barbecue and used the fire bricks to build another, Argentinian style. Most of the fire bricks were unstamped but one was branded ‘Stein Glasgow’. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and…
Christine Warren, Canada writes – I took the attached in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2011. Pictou is known as the birthplace of New Scotland. Bricks stamped ‘Etna’, ‘Thistle’ and ‘Gartcraig Scotland Gaskil’ form part of a blacksmiths forge at the ironworks in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West…
This brick was found by David W Garcia on Treasure Island, Budd Bay Inlet, Washington State, USA. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . . .
Gartcraig brick found by Denny DeMeyer at an old whaling station located in Rose Harbor at the far South end of the Moresby Island/Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick is in the possession of Elena Alexeenko. It was found near Taganrog in the Rostov region of Russia. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .
Found in the Gartmore, Stirling area by Frank Nicolson. This example is not in my possession. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .