This square cesspool or grease box was found by Jimena Valenzuela. Jimena is an archeologist and lives in Iquique, Chile. Jimena states ‘While I was digging out an excavation in Bilbao’s zone (which is a historical part of our city), I dug out a chamber that has the Gartcraig stamp. Baquedano Street in Iquique was…
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.
Mystery brick. These bricks are in the possession of Ari Solzi who lives in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Ari bought them from a lady who obtained them from a demolished book shop in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The manufacturer of the brick is unknown but from the stamp, it appears to have been manufactured somewhere in…
This brick was found by Omar Pérez near Villa María, in Córdoba, Argentina. Omar states – I am a philatelist and scholar of the Argentine railways and their traveling postal brands. I am about to edit the first whole of a book. More than 40 years ago we found with a friend, now deceased, some…
The following ‘Stein Glasgow’ brick is in the possession of Ari Solzi. It was found in Santa Fe, Argentina. Below – Stein Glasgow – Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
The following bricks are in a collection owned by Josh Bra. They were recovered from an old garden path at a house in Chinchen Street, Islington, New South Wales. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include:…
The following bricks were found by Vladimir Smirnov near Perm, Russian. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire . Below – BCM/Thistle. Below – Thistle.
Found by Larie Sam M. Yanga in the backyard of a house at San Enrique Negros Occidental, Philippines. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.
These ‘P & M Hurll, Glasgow’ bricks were photographed by Harry Hughes at the Widow Sammons House, Carrowkennedy, Republic of Ireland. Note the reversed letter ‘S’. The owner of the house said the bricks were on the floor. He has reused the old bricks to form a hearth for a stove. This is a link…
This brick was found by Syeeba Medina Azza in an abandoned fortress at Oranje Nassau near Banjarbaru City, Kalimantan. This fortress was built in 1849. . . . Below – Patent R. Brown & Son, Paisley – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire
The following brick was found on the south Bank of Tagus at Cacilhas, Lisbon, Portugal by Rui Ribolhos, Lisbon, Portugal. Empatia Arqueologia LDA. There were many shipyards in this vicinity. . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.