Stein MCSD

Found by Ian Suddaby at the old Manuel Works, Whitecross.

This example is not in my possession.

Ian states – The STEIN part at the top of the circular mark has gone but the bottom is clear enough, MCSD. Magnesia Chrome Super Duty. I do wonder sometimes if some of the SD bricks we think are Super Dense are actually Super Duty. It’s certainly been used, though where and how I don’t know. It’s possible it was used at a steelworks and brought back to Manuel for testing and research? I doubt it was used at the brickworks, basic bricks aren’t needed in tunnel kilns. (Note – SBH – I have been told that when JGS agreed a contract to supply and build structures for clients part of the contract was also to dispose of the used bricks when the structure was demolished, renewed or repaired and very often the debris was trucked back to Manuel and dumped).

  • 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 information below is taken from a Stein brochure located within the Falkirk Archives.

Stein Mag CSD quality is a new super-duty form of Stein Mag CK. The use of new high-purity raw materials combined with a special high-firing technique has allowed us to produce a Magnesite Chrome Refractory with greatly increased refractoriness under load and volume stability. Its resistance to oxides and slags is much increased and the spalling resistance is greatly improved. MgO 68.7%

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