- Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 18:42
- Written by Graham Brooks
BRICKS FROM AROUND THE UK.
In the midlands an area well known for fireclay.
There was a number of makers in the area.
A brick just stamped Stourbridge
A brick marked Fishers Stourbridge.
TIMMIS & CO LTD
Another Stourbridge company. Founded by the Timmis brothers G H and J A about 1871 they mined clay from under Stourbridge and Amblecote.
RAYAX is a trade mark for firebricks with a high 55 - 60% Aluminium by incorpoating Sillimanite a high content Aluminosilicate mineral.
LONDON BRICK COMPANY. (LBC)
This brick is a minature brick. There is a debate about these small bricks some were used in fireplaces etc. Or were they made as samples for travelling sales men?
PHORPRES refers to the fact the bricks are pressed four times in their production.
Examples of LBC bricks not sure what the numbers represent.
Manufactured by the North Staffordshire Brick and Tile Co. Ltd, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
VITROS would appear to be their trade mark for their typical staffordshire blue engineering brick.
The same type of brick with a 'F' on it.
METALLIC AND METAL BRAND
These were the trade marks of Metallic Tile Co (Rowley Bros) Ltd. at the Metallic tileries in Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. closed in 1977.
Also at Hanfell tyleries.
J C E stands for J C Edwards who had a brick works at Ruaban, North Wales
A lot of JCE bricks with a number and fraction on it. In this case 31/8 in a very deep frog.
this is the reverse of the top brick with 31/8
Adifferent variation on the 31/8.
RUABON BRICK & TERRA COTTA LTD
A rope topped garden edge.
Ruabon Brick & Terra Cotta Ltd or locally called Jenks Terra Cotta. Founded by the Hague family of Gardden around 1883 and managed by Mr Jenks. Taken over by Dennis in 1960s and closed 1970s.