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 at the old site of the Jenny Lind Brickworks, Motherwell adjacent to the old Ravenscraig Steelworks site.
Spinella was a trademark of General Refractories (GR) and manufactured at their Worksop Works. When GR and John G Stein and Co amalgamated (GR-S) it is likely that Spinella bricks continued to be manufactured at Worksop but it is possible that manufacture was switched to the GR-S Manuel Works, Linlithgow to suit demand but this would have meant production plant modification. (For research but in the meantime, I will record them on my website due to the brand connection with a Scottish manufacturer).
- 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.
Spinella KM 240 x 240 60 / 42 – £1491.99 per tonne
Spinella MCA E.A Mark 522
Spinella MCA 200 X 198 X 103 / 96.2 MK 620 End arches
Spinella MCA 200 X 198 X 103 / 82.0 MK 220 End arches
Spinella MCA 200 X 198 X 60 / 53.2 MK 20K closure
Spinella MCA 200 X 198 X 80 / 73.2 MK 20L closure
Spinella MCA brand – burning zone – with 16g lipped steel sheets % cardboard spacers attached end Arch 200 x 198 x 76 / 55 – £ 260.50 per ton.
Below – Bricks stamped Spinella, GR’S Spinella ( GR’S – General Refractories) and Spinella DF.
A broken Spinella brick found at the Glengarmock Iron Works, Beith, Ayrshire.