The following Scottish bricks are in the possession of Jean Bear, USA and were found in California, USA. . . . . Below – Morningside O – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. (This may have actually been found in Reno, Nevada?) Below – 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
The following Scottish bricks are in the possession of Jean Bear, USA and were found in Newfoundland, Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig M – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay…
Found by Patti Graves – Wesolosky in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, USA. Patti states ” I found it close to an abandoned copper mining community of Delaware, Michigan. I have it prominently displayed in my home. Through your website, I have gleaned some information. I have no idea how it found it’s way to the…
This example is not in my possession. The Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey published a report in 1985 entitled ” A survey of Scottish brickmarks. During the compilation of this report in which the survey officers visited working and derelict brickworks sites, many items of interest were donated or found. Many of these items were thereafter…
Found by Ian Suddaby at the Lugar Ironworks site, East Ayrshire. This example is not in my possession. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Found by Paul Nila in South India. Paul states “We are happy to inform you that we found some bricks engraved with ‘Gart Craig-Pressed-Glasgow’ at a dilapidated tea bungalow, mostly damaged by the attacks of elephants at Valparai in the district of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, South India. Actually my wife, Mrs Nesamani Paul, found…
Found by Ian Suddaby at Kirkcudbright, Galloway. This mark is stamped on an animal feed trough and there may also be an additional ‘Y’ stamped to the right of the main mark. I do believe this is yet another example of a Scottish brick manufacturer making bricks for a customer and adding the customer’s name…
Haghill Brick Company, Duke Street, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – The telegram address is ‘Hurll Glasgow’. This company was likely run by P and M Hurll). 1899 – 1900 – Haghill Brick Company, plastic clay brick manufacturer. Office, 144 West Regent Street. Works, 895 Duke Street. Telegrams, Hurll Glasgow. 1900 – 1901 – Haghill Brick…
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Wanlockhead area. Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Gartcosh, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick was found by Kathleen Forward at the site of the Albion Mines Foundry in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photographed by Laura de Boer. The foundry was established in 1827 and was in operation until at least 1865 and possibly as late as the 1890s. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . ….