Found at Manuel Works, Whitecross by Ian Suddaby. This example is not in my possession The manufacturer of this checker is unknown although the find site would suggest it was made at the Manuel Works, Whitecross’ Scotland. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor…
Found Carron Works, Falkirk.
The brick clearly states it was manufactured in Sweden. So was it manufactured for Teisen or by Teisen?
There is also a UK company named Teisen that would have used firebricks on an everyday basis. See below.
Teisen Furnaces of Kings Norton, Birmingham. C.E. Offices and Stores: Eckersall Road, King’s Norton, Birmingham. 30. T.A ., “Tete, Birmingham”. T.N., King’s Norton 2284/6 (3 lines). Continental Branch: Fours Teisen, Paris. Represented in Scandanavia, India and South America. Established in 1923.
Contractor, patentee and designer of tank furnaces, pot furnaces, lehrs, pot arches and all other glassworks furnaces for firing with producer gas, town and coke oven gas or oil; recuperators, glassworks refractories and machinery; gas producers; oil burners, regulators and valves for furnaces; mixing plant; Teisen patent hexagonal recuperators; glassworks refractories and special cements; automatic batch feeders and all other glassworks plant; complete glassworks planned and built in all parts of the world.
Below – 1951 – Two Teisen glass furnace adverts.
Below – 1960 – Teisen furnace advert.
Found by Ian Suddaby at the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. This was found in a pile of debris that contained large quantities of test samples that were marked for use in the brickworks laboratory. AL – 80 = 80% Alumina content. Höganäs Borgestad, brick manufacturers, Sweden. At Höganäs Borgestad, we started producing refractory bricks in 1825,…
Found at the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. This was in a pile of ash and waste that contained many test samples from the Bonnyside Brickworks laboratory. The letters of the stamp are all raised. UCB = Union Chimique Belge S.A. Belref is a distributor in Mons (Saint-Ghislain). https://www.belref.com/ They are now specialized in preshaped products…
Found by Ian Suddaby on the tidal banks of the River Carron at Grangemouth. A Hoganas fire brick manufactured in Sweden. HSB – Hoganas Stenkolsbolag & anchor symbol. . . .
Canmore – Whaling Station, 1904 Gaunt remains of a long-defunct industry, with a lone, tapering red brick chimney rising from the foundations of the boiling house/desiccator. Little else but the carcass ramp survives. Founded by a Norwegian, Karl Herlofsen, the factory was acquired by Lever Bros in 1922 when the market was declining but was…
These two bricks were found in the tidal muds at Grangemouth, Scotland and in the same location as a number of confirmed Russian stamped bricks. Their ‘yellow’ colour, size (narrow) and visual composition suggest they may be early Dutch bricks. One would appear to have the imprint of an anchor or perhaps it is a…
Found by Ian Suddaby. Ian states – Down and dirty at low tide in the bed of the River Carron at Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth. Even though I’m very close to the wharf where many Grangemouth bricks were shipped out in the years before WWI, I never expected to find three foreign bricks….
Found in Avonbridge by Joe Pason. Unidentified manufacturer. ‘RESCO’ or ‘RESGO’? The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … The stamp has the look of a Craigend Refractory, Falkirk stamp and it is of note it was found alongside a ‘Craigend Falcon’ fire brick.( Craigend Refractories also manufactured fire bricks stamped ‘Falcon A’. It…
This fire brick was found by Francis Caven on the Brassie Shore, north shore heading towards Irvine, Ayrshire. AP Green, Missouri, USA bought the Douglas Fire Brick Company, Ayrshire from the Morgan Crucible Group in 1970. (Note – SBH – So was this brick an import or was it made in Ayrshire after the takeover…
This brick was found on the site of the old Jenny Lind Brickworks, Near Motherwell, Lanarkshire adjacent to the old site of the Ravenscraig Steel Works. It is a dense heavy brick and is believed to have been manufactured by Harbison Walker, USA. History – Harbison-Walker Refractories Company (Harbison) is the world’s leading supplier of refractory…