Found by ‘Siang Ler’, ‘Arpichart’ and ‘Phyllis’ at the Alexandra Hospital, Singapore. Many thanks to Eng Jia Wei for forwarding the photograph. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Below – Hurll 8.
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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Found by Ju Well at Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. . . . .
Found by Erica Weller in rural Humboldt County, California, USA. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .
Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for forwarding this photograph. The brick was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .
Found by Karen Colpitts in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. The bricks were part of an old lime kiln near an abandoned quarry. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . Below – The original brick structure. Photo 1932 from Michael Milburn. Below – all that is left of the kiln in 2022….
Found by Kristin Schwab on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Rachel Brown on an old gold mine crushing plant in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby in a burn at Glenboig. This example is not in my possession. (Note – SBH – Does anyone have any ideas as to the design and potential use of this fire brick – some sort of filter brick perhaps?). Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay…
The following bricks were found by Tony Millard in Antigua, West Indies. Below – Bonnybridge – 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 Scottish bricks were found by Tim Westley in and around Sydney Harbour, Australia. . . . . Below – Ferguslie Patent – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fire Clay Works, Paisley. Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Hurll – Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks…