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…
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 ‘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 at the site of the old Heathfield Fireclay Works. I am not in possession of this example. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. .
Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. . . Below – A similar stamp on a brick found at the same location by Ian Suddaby. Note the lazy ‘O’ which is lying on its side. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left.
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 .