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 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. 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….
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…
This brick was found by Jan -Olof Bergman in Sweden. J-O states “Last summer I made a very interesting find. I found a brick with the inscription “Bourtreehill Kilmarnock”. It was found at a dumpsite for ballast in the little harbour of Furuögrund (approx. 500 miles north of Stockholm), where there was a big sawmill…
Found by Drew Mitchell in the Dalgetty Bay area of Fife. Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … This fire brick is most likely to have American origins as per the Monarch Fire Clay Co, Portland, Oregon. Jean Bear states “Sometimes it is quite hard to determine where US firebricks were made,…
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…
Found on the old site previously occupied by the Etna Brick Works, Bathville. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … There is however a distinct possibility that this fire brick is of American origins. Trojan is a brand name for bricks produced by Gladding, McBean and Co, Southgate, Los Angeles County, California….
These large open-ended fire clay liners appear to be designed to stack up and form a continuous column and are possibly some sort of chimney liner. They measure approx. 662mm high x 558mm square and are lying in a Salvage Yard in Glasgow, Scotland. The reference to 485 / 485 is possibly associated with the…
Found by Ian Suddaby in the Edinburgh area. This example is not in my possession. The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. I have included it here as it could be of Scottish origins. UGB – stands for United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Ltd. They were formed in 1913 and folded in 1999. This has the look…