Vulcan brick – This has no frog, unlike my own partial example. Campbell & Co, Roughcastle Fireclay Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. This could be an American example as I believe such a marked brick was made there but this is still to be determined. . . .
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.
Found by Victoria Grouden on an archaeological tannery site in Wellington, New Zealand that was in use mid-1860s to the mid-20th century. Lower Tyers Rd Archaeological Monitoring Report This is also a variation on my own Stein A example as the ‘A’ looks much smaller. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and…
This example was found in Australia – possibly Brisbane. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Karen Prytula in Quebec, Canada. Karen states:- The forest is near Lake Dumont, Quebec. This area was worked by lumbermen anytime between 1840 and early 1900s. Close to the pile of bricks were the remnants of a big furnace. We are not sure what the furnace was for … We think it was…
Found by Dr Jorg Ansorge in Stralsund (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Germany, a seaport town at the Baltic Sea coast. This stamp was on a salt-glazed water or sewage pipe. Prestongrange Brick, Tile and Fireclay Works, Prestonpans, East Lothian Usually, the brickmark is Preston Grange – split into 2 lines. In this example, Preston Grange is all on…
This example was pictured in Barbados along with a good handful of other Scottish bricks. 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) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works in…
Found by Ramon Helgers on the Island of Aruba, Venezuela. These bricks form part of a terrace or patio at Ramons home. 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) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co….
Found by Magnus Eriksson in Amotfors, Sweden ” It may have been a building at the place long ago or maybe it’s just a place where they dumped construction material. This factory is from 1896 and been rebuilt many times, maybe there was another factory here before that. The paper mill is located in a…
The photograph is depicted in a book entitled “And so we graft from six to six” by Warwick Gemmell. This brick was found in New South Wales, Australia. I am not in possession of this brick. Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. I am uncertain as to what the GEC & S refers to. Also…
Gartcraig Scotland No 6 brick found in Rockland, Ontario, Canada by Helen Pace. Helen says ” We are a small community of under 10,000 and the town arose from the Edwards Mill in the mid to late 1800s. It is a Francophone community. Our home, a millers home, is dated approximately 1905 however, a fire…