This square cesspool or grease box was found by Jimena Valenzuela. Jimena is an archeologist and lives in Iquique, Chile. Jimena states ‘While I was digging out an excavation in Bilbao’s zone (which is a historical part of our city), I dug out a chamber that has the Gartcraig stamp. Baquedano Street in Iquique was…
Patent R Brown Paisley
Found by Ian Suddaby at Grangemouth. Note the lower leg of the second E’ is missing. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works…
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 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.
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
May 2021 – Many thanks to Janet and Pat Railsback, Texas, USA for sourcing and shipping the following bricks of interest. Below – ‘Don’t spit on side walk’ brick. Dr Samuel Crumbine of Dodge City was one of the leading figures in the field of public health in the early 20th century. His health campaigns–including…
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 .
This set-up of troughs, salt lick or cowlick and ventilator was photographed by Ian Suddaby in the Cumnock area. Bourtreehill Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire. . . . . . .
Many thanks to Mike Allan for the following information and photographs. Mike states – These two octagonal chimney ‘cans’ were salvaged by me from our family house at Osborne Place, Dundee (built 1869). Methven, Kirkcaldy, was in the business of both homewares and utilities. Garnkirk, Lanark, made utilitarian wares. Ours was one of 4 houses,…
Found in the Paisley area. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. This example has raised lettering on one side and indented letters on the other. . . . .