Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending a photograph of this brick which was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
Details of the following bricks have been forwarded by Eion Ross who lives in Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand.
Eion states ” These bricks were found lying around the town, and I think they were from the local retorts which were demolished in the 1980s. The original gas works were built in the 1870s and rebuilt nearby 1939-40. I think these bricks if they did come from the would come from the later time ”
Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.
Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Alternative brickworks include:
- Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire
and the ‘Sankey BM Scotch’ brick is very likely to be of Scottish origins too –
J H Sankey & Son, Essex Wharf, Canning Town, London.
This may be a Scottish product. A collaboration between Weir Castlecary and Sankey hence the Scotch reference. Please see this link for my reasons – click me.
Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov and was found in Kandalaksha, Arkhangelskaya Province, Russia. The brick was found within a domestic dwelling of a local merchant. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. .
Found by Lindsay Elmore at an old gold mine outside Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Thank you to Olga Kubareva for forwarding photos and information on this brick. Olga is a director of the Museum and Exhibition Center of the KB JSC “Apatit” in the city of Kirovsk, Murmansk region, Russia. On a survey of an old mine in the Khibiny Mountains, several Dougall stamped bricks were found. The mine operated…
Found by Scotty Dee in an old diamond mine at Copeton Dam, NSW Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Jason Stott. This example is not in my possession. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Yury Kusmichev in St Petersburg, Russia. This is apparently the second such example to be found in St Petersburg. Fraser and Sanderson, Fire brick manufacturers, Inverkeithing. . . .
This example was found by Sam Persons in New Sweden, Main, USA. They were buried under some very old crumbling concrete in the woods. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .
This brick was found by Richard Shaw in Belize, Central America. It is stamped ‘Klinit R’. (It has been recently cut with a stone grinder). Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll.
The following bricks were found by Jan H Hanssen from the Nederlands. They were seen on the shores of Eyjafjördur quite close to the Skjaldervik Guesthouse north of Akureyri, Iceland. Prestongrange – Prestongrange Brick, Tile and Fireclay Works, Prestonpans, East Lothian. (Cr)aigend – Craigend Refractories, Muiravonside, Falkirk. . . .