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…
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.
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…
This brick was found in Iceland and photographed by Halldora Blair. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found in St Petersburg, Russia by Vladimir Smirnov and most generously repatriated back to Scotland. A wonderful donation. Bonnyrigg Fire Clay Works, Bonnyrigg, Mid Lothian – Robertson, Love & Co. . . . .
Thistle brick found by Michael Long in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. He found a pile of them in his back yard. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire.
Found by Jocelyn Decoste In Motreal , Canada. Jocelyn states ” I found it myself at my home in Cartierville, Montreal, Canada. The brick was in the backyard under the balcony with other extra brick from the house, which was built in 1949. Cartierville was part of the village of Saint-Laurent on the island of Montreal…
Found by Chris Merritt at the site of the Huron Copper Mines, Upper Peninsula, Michigan. J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works Kilmarnock. . . . .
Found by Robert H.J. Shears at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Robert states – “I am an archaeologist conducting artifact research following a mitigation project on the site of an 1840’s period jail house in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. A yellow clay brick stamped with ‘Calder’ was recovered among other late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth C material…
Messrs Barclay, Craig & Co, Kilmarnock were involved in the building of the Lonsdale Hermatite Iron Works near Whitehaven, England and also an on site brick works. Craig & Co appear to be J & M Craig, Fire Clay Manufacturers, Hillhead, Perceton and Dean Works, Kilmarnock and Barclay appears to be James Wilson Barclay, engineer, Kilmarnock….