Found by Ian Suddaby in the Aberdeen shire area. Robert Brown, Ferguslie Fire Clay Works, Paisley. (This is a pre ‘& son’ stamp) This is not in my possession. . . . .
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.
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,…
Found by Michael Fallone the Glasgow area. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . . . .
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…
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. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby on the River North Esk, Dalkeith. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire The LTD on the end of the frog is unusually positioned and in mirror image. The brick has also been modified to allow a shaft, Water pipe, electrical conduit or metal bar to pass through it….