Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. J & M Craig, Perceton Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire . This brick is enamelled to one side and stamped on both sides of the brick. The bottom of the brick frog is unusual in that it is formed from a rounded ‘bar’ of fireclay so the section…
Many thanks to Ibon Abuin, Alejandro Gandul and Jose Carlos Bernal for the information and photographs that follow.
SS Canarias was a French nationality cargo ship.
J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works Kilmarnock.
Darnley Fireclay Works, Nitshill, Glasgow (Allan Kirkwood)
Below – J & M Craig Kilmarnock brick.
Below – Scottish brick marked ‘J & M Craig Ltd, Kilmarnock’
Below – Scottish brick marked ‘Kirkwood’
Below – Part of the ships boiler has been exposed.
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Below – ‘Hurll Glasgow’ and ‘R & C’ bricks found by Boris Ivanovskij in Sukhum, Abkazia on the Black Sea. The bricks were found in a stove of a long two-stored building like a bunk house. I am 90%…
The mine was owned by Alan Kirkwood Limited. 1896 – Upper Darnley Fireclay Mine had 5 workers underground and 1 above. 1903 – James Wilson (35) Drawer, died at the Upper Darnley Fireclay Mine owned by Allan Kirkwood, as a result of a ” fall of roof on road”. 1918 – Upper Darnley Fireclay Mine had 2 workers underground…
Found by Paula on Prince Edward Island, Canada Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian . .
Found in Trinidad. This is not in my possession. Cityside Brick, Pipe and Fireclay Works, Greenhill, Glasgow. . . .
This Castlecary brick forms part of a fire place of a house built in 1952 at Rosemere, Quebec, Canada. The photo was kindly forwarded by Nasim Mousavi. Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. It has actually been placed upside down in the fire place. . . .
Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria (Australia). Volume 5 2016. Source From the above paper it was determined that bricks marked ‘Garnkirk Patent’ and ‘John Grieve Bankpark Firebrick Works’ were found during excavations of the Langlands Iron Foundry, Flinders Street, Melbourne which was Victorias first iron foundry and engineering firm. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk,…
Source – Arthur H Vinal in his book Edmund March Wheelwright and the chestnut hill, suggests that Wheelwright, Architect, used Gartcraig bricks in several buildings. “Wheelwight experimented with the pale yellow Scottish firebricks that he used back to front to expose the random black streaking from the kiln, as for instance in the palatial Larz Anderson…
Found by Alan Maher in Sydney, Australia. The bricks below formed part of a BBQ that Alan built some 40 years ago in his backyard. There was 1 Thistle fire brick and many Vulcan F19 star, fire bricks. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co,…
A wonderful day was had when I met Vladimir Smirnov and his family yesterday in the Scottish Borders. A good number of local historical sites were visited, lunch and some friendly and informative ‘brick’ chat too. The highlight of the day for me was Vladimir’s unexpected, yet most generous gift of a ‘Bonnyrigg Patent’ brick…