This brick was found by Ruth Boudreau while out ‘sea glassing’ on the shores of Lockman’s Beach,in Sydney Mines,Cape Breton Island,Nova Scotia ,Canada. 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.
Once again, many thanks to Chris Pasquali and her colleagues for letting me know about these latest Scottish brick finds.
They were found in Villa Ana Factory and Mocoví factory, Province Santa Fe, Argentina.
Villa Ana, Villa Guillermina, La Gallareta y Tartagal were “company towns” built with foreign capital for the production of tannin extract from the exploitation of quebracho colorado. (A hardwood tree) – WIKI
?NA – quite possibly ETNA
?ardcowan – could be a misspelled Cardowan brick – very unusual.
Photographed by David Ivey. The bricks were used to build O’Hara’s Battery, Gibralta. O’Hara’s Battery is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It is located at the highest point of the Rock of Gibraltar, near the southern end of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, in close proximity to Lord Airey’s Battery. Information. Etna…
Found by Erin Dippel at Gaspe, Quebec, Canada. This was once a WW2 Naval Base. It is uncertain what, if anything was on this site prior to the Naval Base. The name of the beach is called “Boom Defence Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . . The Gartcraig bricks were found strewn along…
Found by Darrian Borick, heritage management post graduate student in Australia at the University of Queensland. Darrian was on a field trip in North Queensland at a regional town called Ravenswood (a 19th century gold mining town). The bricks in the attached photo are located in a pathway to the house (no longer standing) of L Wilson…
Found by Lorna Beecroft. Lorna states ” We found a Gartcraig brick today when we were cleaning up the bricks and debris from a chimney I tore down that was original to our house. There was only one of these bricks mixed in with other local bricks in the chimney and boy, would we ever love to…
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. Canmore The Etna Works at Bathville near Armadale began operation in the 1860′s and, among other fireclay products, produced a common building brick. The works were modernised in the 1950′s, and new kilns built in the 1960′s. Production of red common bricks…
Found by Jennifer Shelby, in Crooked Creek near the village of Riverside-Albert in New Brunswick, Canada. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby in Saltoun Woods, East Lothian. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – “A wee walk through Saltoun Wood in East Lothian past the demolished viaduct on the Gifford Branch Line (opened 1901) which was clearly made from brick and stone. Frogged but unstamped bricks. Further on, an eroding drain…
Found on the site of an old shale oil works, Broxburn, West Lothian. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
They were found together in Vytegra, Russia by Alexander Metelin. Reichmann, Glasgow and Hurll, Glasgow. Both bricks were made at Glenboig by Mark and Peter Hurll. . . .