This brick was found by Emily Zeringue in a little town called Pierre Part, South Louisiana, USA. . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
I have added this due to the Scottish interest.
1673 – 1675 – The Cahoon Brickworks – Founded and operated by William Cahoone (Colquhoun) of Luss, Scotland, and Swansea, Massachusetts.
William Colquhoun (Pronounced Ca-hoon) was perhaps the first Cahoon to come to the colonies. He was from Dunbartonshire, Scotland. His descendant live all across the US. They have variations on the surname with the most common being, Cahoon, Calhoun, Cahoone, Cohoon, Colhoon, Colquhoun and Calhoun.
– taken prisoner in Dunbar, Scotland, during the Cromwellian Wars (1650)
-shipped as indentured servant to Braintree, Massachusetts (1651)
-freeman at Block Island, Rhode Island (1664)
-one of founders of Swansea, Massachusetts (1669)
-killed by Indians on eve of King Philip’s War while striving to get a doctor for the wounded of Swansea (June 24, 1675).
The plaque marks the site of William’s Brickworks in Swansea, Massachusetts and
is mounted on a boulder by the Swansea Luther Museum which houses what is believed to be one of the actual bricks from this operation.
Below – The script is the notice of William as the official brick maker for the town.
Established in 1899, Alexandra Brickworks was the first brickyard in Singapore to produce bricks using modern machinery on a large scale. Iconic public buildings like the former National Library at Stamford Road, Tiong Bahru SIT flats and Gillman Barracks were built with these bricks. Below – “This 1956 photograph of Alexandra Brickworks show 3 tall…
This brick is in the possession of David Hensley from Kansas, USA. It was obtained from a fellow brick collector who resided in the State of Kansas. It is unknown where the original finder found the brick but it is assumed it was in Kansas somewhere. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Justin Hazuga in New Albany, Indiana, USA at the site of the old Star Glass Works factory. Wm Hudspith & Co, Wishaw Pottery and Brickworks, Wishaw. . . . .
This example was found by Sam Persons in New Sweden, Main, USA. They were buried under some very old crumbling concrete in the woods. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .
This brick was found by David W Garcia on Treasure Island, Budd Bay Inlet, Washington State, USA. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . . .
Found by Shara Haq at the former site of the New Albany/Star Glass Works site, near the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana, USA. J & M Craig, Hillhead and Perceton Fireclay Works, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. . . . .
The following Scottish bricks were found by David W Garcia at various locations throughout California, USA. . . . . Below – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . Below – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. It was found at the bottom…
18/07/1960 – Birmingham Post – Brick throwing contest at show. One of the new features of the Stroud annual show, which attracted over 10,000 people on Saturday, was an international brick-throwing contest, probably the first of its kind ever to take place. A challenge to the town had been made by its namesake in Oklahoma,…