Found by Ian Suddaby in Ayrshire. Gully trap drain cover stamped R. Brown & Son Paisley. Caledonian Brick and Drain Tile Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire or Ferguslie or Shortroods. . . .
Patent R Brown Paisley
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. . . ….
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Leadhills area. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . . .
Found at the old Glenboig Union Fireclay Works site. It could read Gartcosh or Gartcraig but because of the find site, I will assume it says Gartcosh. Sil probably reads Silica. Gartcosh Silica? Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Gartcosh, Glasgow. .
Found by Ian Suddaby at the Niddrie Fireclay Works in Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Gartcosh, Glasgow. . . . .
Found in a creek in Poughkeepsie, NY by Stephanie LaRose. This is an interesting example. Firstly the lettering is ‘raised’ and the word Heatheryknowe is split into two, Heathery Knowe like the Coal Company name. Whereas both my example have the name as one and the lettering is ‘impressed’ – see link . . Below…
Found by Brady Treneer on the St. Croix river, Robbinston, Maine, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. The manufacturer of this brick is unknown but I am beginning to lean heavily toward it being a Gartcraig brick due to the volume of Gartcraigs that turn up on foreign shores. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works,…
This example was found in an old Bakery, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina by Deigo Maciel. 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 in 1973…