Many thanks to Colin Rogers for the following information and photographs. This white enamelled sink stamped J & R H Ltd, was found in Montevideo, Uruguay by Colin’s wife, Sonsoles Baison. Colin states – Part of the stamp says “Made in Britain” and in Spanish “aprobado por A.N.D.A.” which means approved by Anda. There is…
Found during an archaeology dig, Ravenswood, North Queensland, Australia. Photograph by kind permission of Dave Parkhill.
Ravenswood is a small mining town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia.
After the discovery of gold in 1868 through to the early 1900s, the township flourished and grew to nearly 5000 residents and boasted 48 hotels. Several historic buildings remain from this period. Due to an industrial strike in 1912 and subsequently World War I, by 1915 mining declined and the town was deserted.
Below – Blochairn – Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow.
Below – Crown – Crown Fire Clay Works, Glasgow.
Below – Starworks JD Glasgow.
Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Alternative brickworks include:
- Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire
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This ‘Muir’ stamped brick was found by Gustavo Coronel and Leonardo Brizuela at a lime kiln at Barrio, Montevideo, Argentina. As this is a fire brick it was possibly manufactured at the Boghead Brick and Fireclay Company, Bathgate sometime between 1898 and c. 1928 when Messrs Muir operated the works. . . . . ….
This brick was found by Gustavo Agustin Coronel. It was found at a lime kiln, Hornos Fabrica No 4 in Malagueño, Córdoba, Argentina. Below – Etna Great Britain fire brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
Terrence Honore of the Palmiste Historical Society states – It was found at the former Palmiste sugarcane estate at Palmiste San Fernando Trinidad. Site of an old brick bridge for use by trains transporting sugarcane circa the 1800s. Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow. Mallsmire Works, Myrtle Park, Crosshill,…
Many thanks to Daphne Lim for the following information and photographs. Rawyards Glasgow and Hurll bricks found in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. Daphne states – My name is Daphne Lim & I live in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. My (maternal) great, great grandfather Mr Chan Kho was one of the founding fathers of this small town of…
Found by Craig Penstone by the river in downtown Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby in the West Lothian area. I am not in possession of this example. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. . ************************************ Following on from the research related to this link which supplies highly probably evidence that…
Many thanks to Shayne Campbell, President & Executive Director Settlers, Rials & Trails – Argyle Museum, for permission to use the photographs of their Scottish bricks. The following bricks are in the possession of the Argyle Museum, Winnipeg, Canada. The bricks were obtained from a junkyard in Winnipeg and are believed to have been salvaged…
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glenboig area. The ‘E’ of the additional stamp is not clear. It could be various letters such as ‘D’ or ‘F’ etc Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
This brick is in the possession of Leslie White and was found in the Hawkesbury (NSW) region during a demolition job. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire. Note the unusual stencilling. It possibly reads ‘I R S26 3″. So was this added at the Douglas Fireclay Works as perhaps an order number, code for the customer…