Found by میرشمس الدین پیراسته فرد (Mir Shams Addin Pirastefard) at Shour Valley Geosite, Qeshm Island, Iran. This brick is now deposited at Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark Museum. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co)…
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 misspelt Cardowan brick – very unusual.
These bricks were found by Paul McCullum and his son, Sam, on the banks of the East River, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig,…
Found by Rish Ramoutar during excavating foundations for a house in the Aranguez District, Trinidad. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick was found by Anastasiya Proshicheva at the site of an abandoned village at Svir River near the settlement called Lodeynoye Pole, District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Her great grandfather had lived there and she took it with her as a memory of her ancestor. The village was burnt by Nazis. Polton Coal Company…
Found by Molly Buckley in a dump in Broxburn, West Lothian. I am not in possession of this example (It was left in situ – hopefully it can be relocated again one day). The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. It was however found in close proximity to the Etna and Altas Brickworks where many…
The following two bricks are in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov. Both were found in St Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir states – “A very nice A.PATRICK & Co was found in the basement of one of St.Petersburg downtown buildings. Also CROWN brick was in the same bricklaying” Crown Fireclay Works, East Nelson Street, Glasgow. . ….
Found by Bill Kellett. Bill states – This one was found in 2014 or 15 offshore at Union Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada. Union Bay was a shipping terminus for coal during the early part of the 20th Century. Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
This brick was found by Bill Kellett at the site of a former coal mining camp in Southern British Columbia, Canada. The mine and camp closed-down in 1940, and has long since become overgrown. Bill states – The camp was called Blakeburn, it operated from about 1922 until 1940. It was the site of British…
This brick was found by Craig Powell at the Mount Jackson gold mine in Western Australia. Craig states – There were dozens of them made into a kitchen fireplace and many more loosely stacked around the old station homestead near the abandoned mine. The kitchen section was an add on to the original building which…
Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .