MARKED BRICKS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

 

occasionally bricks are found which have marks on them but no obvious means of identifying the maker. These marks are usually numbers or letters or a combination of both and at present the significance of most of these letters and numbers is not known.

 NUMBERED BRICKS

numbered bricks

 

This pair of numbered firebricks are both the same size square in section but as can be seen the number '1' is significantly longer than the number '2' 

 

11 a brick

 

a large curved brick labelled 11A (used to line top of shaft at Watergate Colliery, Flimby)

 

27 4

 

A large furnace block stamped 27    4.

33

A normal sized brick labelled 33.

 

MULTI NUMBEREDBRICKS

Below are a collection of bricks with what are obvious some form of catalogue mark. the maker is not known. They were all found in debris from the 2nd World War nitrocellulose factory at Powfoot on the Dumfrieshire coast.

70c a   88c5

70cb    71c12

 70cc    70c1191

88c

All of the above are approxiimately normal brick size.

 

70c1064

 This is a massive sized brick (note keys for scale)

Any ideas as to the meaning or the manufacturer would be gratefully received and acknowledged.

Similar bricks found at different places.

714y

 

Not very clear bu marked 714Y. About twice lenght of anormal brick

 

LETTER MARKED BRICKS

f brick

A large fireclay block with an 'F' stamped on it. note also the hob nailed footprint.

k brick

A red normal clay brick marked with a K Found on Ard Mor Bettyhill on northern coast of Scotland.

NAMED BRICKS OF UNKOWN ORIGIN.

 

park brick stanhope smelter

 A brick with Park stamped on it of unknown origin. (found Stanhope smelt mill)