Found by Tassiane Freitas in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Tassiane states – “This brick was found in the backyard of my house in Arroio dos Ratos. It was probably removed from the building of the old thermoelectric power plant in the city (The first one in Brazil, which is 1924 and was dismantled in…
The following bricks were found by Benita Bond in Nova Scotia, Canada. All the bricks were found at Lochmans Beach in Sydney Mines, Nova Scoti with the exception of the Dougall brick which was found on Florence Front Beach.
Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire.
James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian.
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.
Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.
Below – Glenboig brick .
Below – Starworks JD Glenboig brick.
Below – Douglas brick.
Below – Dougall brick.
Below – Atlas brick.
Below – Possibly an Etna brick.
Below – Forth brick.
Below – Thistle brick.
Below – BCM Thistle brick.
The following bricks were found near to the Oil Refinery, Pointe A Pierre, Trinidad. Many thanks to Tony Bedassie for forwarding the photos. . . . Below – Nettle A1 O – Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Below – 3934? Thistle – Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Below – Glenboig A-1….
Many thanks to Cris Pasquali for the following photographs and information. Cris states ” I found these bricks in the Northern part of my city Rosario (Province of Santa Fe) on the coast of the Parana River. From the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century, railway, port and industrial activities were developed in…
Found by Chris Hill, Jack Whittles and Christa Stone at Mount Sicker, near Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. The area was a small mining community which operated c. 1898 – 1909. Information Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. These bricks were stamped with an ‘X’ or a small square and would appear to be variations…
Diego Maciel from Argentina found these bricks in an Argentinian bake house. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but….. (Note – SBH – As per the ‘BWC Great Britain‘ brick it is thought that this brick was manufactured at the Etna Brick Works, Bathville.) . . He believes they were imported as the…
The following information and photographs have been supplied by Jack Whittles and Christa Stone from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Jack states “Recently I have been collecting many bricks from a colliery site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. The Colliery was for the Cumberland Coal Mines that were in operation from about 1888 to 1961….
These were found by Joaquin Reyes at an old rice mill here in Imus City, Cavite, Philippines. Joaquin states ” As a background, my great-grandfather established that rice mill sometime between 1929 and 1934. Our family operated it for around sixty-five years before closing it down. The mill was abandoned for a number of years before…
These bricks were photographed in Millsville, Nova Scotia, Canada by Alena Martin. Alena states ” I was talking pictures of our original coal burning fire place and it caught my interest! Our house was built in Rural Nova Scotia (Millsville / Scotsburn) in 1886 by the Young family. Could these be Gartcraig bricks? One is…
20/04/1835 – Caledonian Mercury – Circuit Court of Judiciary, Ayr. 14/04/1835 – James Carey or Kerry, Brick and Tile Maker, Kilmarnock was accused of falsehood, fraud and wilful imposition. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be imprisoned at Ayr jail for 6 calendar months and to be kept at hard labour. (Note – SBH…
‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Heatheryknowe, Patent, Glasgow’ bricks found by Romney Brain Port at Blakely on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. Romney states ” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Port Blakely Mill operated as one of the largest lumber mills in the world (for many of those years, it was). (https://portblakely.com/port-blakely/our-story). Walking the shores of Port Blakely…