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136 comments:

  1. From my basic understanding. The brick market is mostly entertained by collectors willing to share or exchange bricks.

    The value of the bricks is more personal to the discoverer. This might be a good time to save some of those bricks and start your own collection by joining this and many other communities.

    If you do not have a collector's website to go to.

    Sure, people may want to buy your bricks but you will need to leave it open to the market. Perhaps E-bay will give you an idea of the value when you place it there and see how the bids go.

    Another place is Craig's List

    Before removing a building or road, you might contact a historic preservation society that may want to document or rebuild the structure. This might bring value to you as you can enjoy the structure or knowledge of the complete value of the structure in a historic sense rather than at a brick at a time.

    I am starting my brick collection and copying historic information of the manufacturer and owners. The brick in a box along with it's historic value makes a good conversation piece and brings more meaning to our culture.

    The brick value $1 the historic value "priceless".

    Enjoy your discovery

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  2. A friend gave us bricks they dug up in there yard while planting flowers. They have ole brick stampted on them and appear very old. These were found in Hattiesburg, MS. Thanks

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  3. My great great grandfather, Jacob N. Miller, owned several brickworks in Pittsburgh, PA, during the late 1800s. He later passed his business to sons Jacob and George (my great grandfather, who was named for his father's business partner, George Porter). I was wondering if anyone had any information on his brickworks? Thanks.

    Joe Miller

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  4. Just posted this blog on incorporating heritage bricks in our garden patio. So glad I took the time to research the provenance and history of each of the named bricks we have. But how did so many bricks made in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and even Vancouver Island make it to Vancouver?
    http://househistorian.blogspot.com/2011/06/roses-and-bricks-building-history-into.html

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  5. My wife and I just moved into a house in middle of march and noticed a brick on the front of the house about a month later the 4th row from ground. It has an engraving of 2 women holding eachother crying and says "llanto", which i've looked up and it means weeping, crying>> other bricks on house are stamped with "mexico" I don't know what to think about it, because about 3 days after we saw it, my wife hung herself. Could this house be cursed?

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  6. Dear Brickers,

    They are razing the old Brick Mansions at Pilgrim State right now. Just scored a bunch of old brick. Well, old to me, not you guys. Here's the link w/pics.

    http://sickitten.com/2011/06/27/unlimited-free-brick-for-your-outdoor-oven.aspx

    Love this site. Addicting!

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  7. Hi Kitten,
    I've put a clickable link to your site:
    HERE
    so others can see your pics.

    That is sad they couldn't restore all those old brick buildings. The brands we found at Pilgrim are in a pic on the home page of BrickCollecting.com

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  8. I have a light beigh brick with two textures from brazil clay company and i need 200 sqft more can any ome tell me how i can find them or have them made?

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  9. I found A Brick Says ARC STANDARD

    Any Idea what the history might be?
    rftraveler@hotmail.com Post BRICK in memo box.
    Thank you

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  10. near campbell ny i found 2(two) bricks, 1(one) with, -crescent-, the other with, benezet . any info would be nice

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  11. Can we use fire bricks that are marked WALSH XX in making a out door pizza oven or is there asbestos in these bricks

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  12. I have a old brick stamped: Overland-Inglis Brimingham Alabama. What is the history of this brick? Thanks

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  13. Here's a challenge for a brick sleuth.... I've just removed the asphalt from my driveway in Kingston, Ontario, and underneath was a layer of old stamped fire brick. I've got seven different stamped bricks. Since none of them have any mortar or paint on them, and since there were at least a few dozen of even the more rare types, I can only assume that they were all acquired new and at the same time. The bricks are stamped "Hearth & Bosh Woodland", "Aetna A", "La Prarie Pat'd 1933", "Carbofrax", "A.P. Green KX-99", "Alamo", and "Norton 1128 Made in USA" (which has "Crystolon Patent 2118798" on the other side). Can anyone overlay the dates of these bricks and deduce the age range of these bricks and this driveway? (P.S. After using a bunch of the bricks for landscaping, I have lots extra, so if anyone wants any for their collection, and you happen to be near Kingston, I'd be happy to donate some!)

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  14. Old bricks found under a main street in a southeastern Michigan town have the following letters that are readable (quote marks are mine):
    First Line: "-p-elway"
    Second Line: what looks to be "large" and then "O"
    Third Line: "Block"

    Any ideas about the manufacturer?

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  15. I am looking to purchase a brick "Morrissey"
    from Morrissey & co Haverstraw ny looking for just one or a couple.

    Email: 1971scout4sale@gmail.com

    Thank You.

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  16. Thanks for the website. I have 3 JD bricks I'm trying to ID. Graves Brick Brands has LA, NJ, & NY as possibles. Andy has J D John Derbyshire A Haverstraw listed but no photo. Could I get his email to send my pix for a positive ID? My email is entpha@gmail.com.
    Thanks,
    John Langston IBCA 1145

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  17. I have one brick stamped SEGUIN, and a couple of CRISP & SECO W/S letter stamped backwards.

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  18. Hi, I found two very old bricks by Lemon Creek on Staten Island, New York. One has no lettering, but my neighbor who is 82 years old said it's very old. And on the other one it reads D & (some other initial that is hard to read since it's missing brick in that area. I would like to know who were their makers & I'd like to donate them to you.
    Smiles,
    Darlene

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  19. Happy New Year Brick Lovers! I found some common red building bricks in Boston today marked "P & P" raised in a frog in the most common manner. Anyone with a Graves list able to tell me what the possible manufacturers are based on that? Fred? I'd appreciate it. I've not seen these before. Also, I found a bunch of pretty decent ones. They do look old. The dye is slightly off center and the letters are smaller than was customary for most companies, at least more recently. If you wanna trade for one let me know.

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  20. In the 70's an Old boss of mine (who was a art collector) gave me a 12x10x21/2 white brick. The front and back are smooth (like marble. It is stamped or tatoo on both sides:
    1)"Brand Logo" J Zinsmeister & Sons Louisville, Ky: I research J Zinsmeister's co. started in 1872 and was in the Green Coffee Trade
    2 Picture of the J Zinsmeister & Sons Building
    3)Picture of the Enterprise Dairy Cremery Supply Co.
    4)Stamps of Brand Logo "Good Quality ULM Brewing & Malting Co. Minnesota's Breweries. My research showed the brewery closed in 1894.

    Thank you.... evans1587@yahoo.com

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  21. I just collected my FIRST BRICK! Can anyone tell me about it? It is orange, with SAVAGE stamped along its lower edge (the S and the E are larger than the other letters), and what appears to be the word LEE in an oval above the SAVAGE. I would so enjoy knowing its provenance!
    Please reply to 1791wasagoodyear@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  22. I found a neat paper under the last brick the bricklayer laid yesterday while remodeling a building its dated 1913 hydraulic press brick company
    This sample from St louis Mo.
    offices and exhibit rooms central national bank building every color make shape and size largest manf. of face bricks in the world 22 plants then gives green emeral brick color and order number pretty neat find wish i could upload a pic of it for you all

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  23. I own two buildings built using Harris Paver Brick made in Zanesville, Ohio. I am in need of this brick to do restoration on the buildings. Any help locating this brick would be appreciated. Thanks
    Email: gschmidt002@woh.rr.com

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    1. Hello all, I found a brick in the creek in Bennington VT, the brick says TROJAN.
      I also found one that says Bennbco last summer in the same creek, Any information or the age of the bricks or where they where made? thanks,VT digger

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  24. I have found BRECON stamped bricks. Does anyone have any information about these bricks. I live in Mason Ohio (north of Cincinnati)

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  25. I have a couple bricks here in Connecticut. They have no frog and have a "heart' and a "star" on them. I see there is a Star brick co. in the Hudson valley. Any idea about the "heart"?

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  26. I found a brick in the Wallomsac river in Bennington VT today it's a refractory brick 9 inches long and says: QR GLASS
    D.P.
    any information on where it was made and how old it is?

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  27. hello, I just found a brick on the beach in Maine stamped "Lockhaven",could this be from Conn?

    thanks...great site!

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  28. I was taking down a chimney in Cape Cod and I found a few bricks that stood out.

    BBC
    Tuttle
    Sanford
    and a few with and Anchor stamped into them
    (unfortunately no West Barnstable Brick Co.)

    I wasn't sure If these were valuable at all and if they were where I might be able to sell them.

    Thanks,
    Andy

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  29. I have a Malvern Hill July 1, 1862 brick with a cannon on it.Anyone have any info on these?
    Thanks appleandbeesgang@verizon.net

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  30. One of our youth groups found an odl structure along the railroad tracks that is laden with old bricks. Through our research, we were able to determine that it is an old brick works dating back to the mid - late 1800's. Some of the bricks are imprinted with the words "H. W. Special 9th St." Many of the others contain a strange symbol that we have not been able to interpret. I am unable to attach the photo of the symbol here. If you are able to provie any insight, please e-mail to TCollins@academyprograms.org and I will reply with a photo of the mysterious symbol.
    Thanks
    Terry

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  31. I have two New England Brick Company bricks - one with NEBCo and the other with nebco. No periods between the letters. Any thoughts on whether these were same brickworks but different time, or from different brickworks owned by NEB Company? Both found in Maynard, MA, so guessing they came from Cambridge.

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  32. Hi:

    Found a brick stamped Elk Steel while hiking Elk County, Pennsylvania yesterday; any idea who produced this brick and whe?. The Shawmut Clay Pipe and Brick Manufacturing Company where a local company that produced significant volues in this are, thought it might be one of their products.
    Thanks very much for your help,

    Bob Imhof
    Ridgway, PA

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  33. I found a brick marked "PENNA CLAY CO." near Trafford, Pennsylvania. Can anyone tell me where it was made? It also seems to be bigger than the average brick. Thanks, Susan.
    BlueFairy98@Hotmail.com

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  34. I have several bricks from a fireplace in an old, rural, Texas house (maybe built in late 1800's to early 1900s'). They are red with "Bier" printed in them. I was wondering about any information/history on that brick.

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  35. How do we post a picture of a brick that we have questions about?

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    1. Hi Nate,
      You can send photos to:
      brickcollecting(at)gmail.com (replace the (at) with @)
      Thanks for visiting the website!

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  36. WHILE HIKING DEEP IN THE WOODS IN WV. FOUND OLD BRICKS ONE WITH RESIST FROG LOGO. ANY CLUE TO WHAT OR WHERE THIS ONE MIGHT BE FROM. THANK YOU.

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  37. I've been digging up my garden, and found a brick stamped "SPONZO.". Do you have any information on that brand? I've dug up Don B., Merwin and Nassau bricks as well. I'm not a collector, but I find this site really interesting. Thanks!

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  38. brookeeesue@hotmail.com 4/21/2012
    My dad is a brick layer and I have accumulated tons of Purington Paver street brick and would like to know what they are worth and to sell them. That is my e-mail address on top if anyone has an answer for me, or is interested in them.

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  39. reading your blog I learned about the H W Crown and Alamo bricks on some family land however, there are two other labels that I can't seem to locate information on. Perhaps you can help. The first is "L F & WKS LOUISVILE" (it may be "LF 8 WKS LOUISVILLE" but I believe my initial assemment is correct). The second label is simply "VARNON". Additionally, I have a photo of a H W Crown brick that has extra information on it, maybe you can tell me about. Best I can make out is "27'2 Xx & X5". I took a picture of it because of what I perceived as a rare occurence of this type of labeling.

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    1. Anon, I think the LF & WKS should read L F B WKS or Louisville Fire brick Works ( firm was located in Kentuicky). I'm not sure but if you can detect a slight curature in that H-W CROWN brick, those numbers may refer to the diameter of the circle that those bricks may have been designed to produce when laid end to end - as if one may build a chimney or other cylinderical structure. F.

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  40. HAS ANYONE GOT ANY INFORMATITION ON A BRICK WITH THE WORD RESIST STAMPED INTO IT. THE AREA I FOUND IN IS DEEP IN THE WOODS AND HAS LOTS OF OLD BRICK FROM THE MID 1800S TO AROUND 1964. THANK YOU. COMMANDERBK46@HOTMAIL.COM

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  41. Good Morning:

    While exploring on old building site just outside of Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania I discovered a pile of bricks stamped "DAGUS". There was a brick factory in Daguscahonda,PA about 2 miles from the site of this discovery but no one that lives in Daguscahonda has ever seen a "Dagus" brick; do you have any idea where these bricks were produced and when? This area of Pennsylvania had/has a significant number of excellent clay deposits and brick factories and there is another town in the area called Dagus Mines, could these bricks have been produced there and they simply left the Mines off due to the length.

    Thanks for any information you can provide on this most recent find,

    Bob Imhof
    Ridgway Heritage Council President
    Ridgway, PA 15853

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  42. While hiking this past weekend I discovered a pile of bricks near an old stone foundation on a ridge above Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania. The bricks are stamped "DAGUS". Does anyone have information on where and when these bricks may have been produced? There were three brick plants within ten miles of this discovery, Ridgway, Daguscahonda and St. Marys, PA but no one in Daguscahonda has any knowledge of these bricks being produced at the plant in their community. I can provide a photo of the bricks if there is a way to attach the photo to a message on this site; your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Bob Imhof
    Ridgway Heritage Council
    Ridgway, PA 15853

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    1. Hi Bob,
      Just was wondering if you got any information on the DAGUS brick? My kids and I found two DACUS bricks in Sheffield, PA. Any info would be great thanks!
      Kellie
      Kvorse2000@yahoo.com

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  43. I removed and reinstalled a brick driveway containing aproximately 2500 bricks.In the collection i found 1` marked with a star and the letter B.Im curious to the background of this brick.I have been doing resoration work for 30plus yrs in historic towns like Salem Mass,Charlestown Mass,Cambridge ect this is the first brick of this kind.

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  44. I recently visited Fort Jefferson, 70 miles west of Key West, and I found an interesting brick while snorkeling. The letters "H S" appear to be present? I don't know much about bricks but I am very interested. I know that the bricks originally came from the Pensacola, FL area up until the Civil War. At that time, since this was a Union Fort, the bricks were shipped from Maine (I believe). Thanks for your help! Also, your site is very informative and extremely interesting!!

    Cheers,
    Ryan

    Is there any way to clean bricks, without damaging them, that have been sitting in salt water for years? There is a white coating covering most of the brick. Thanks again and take care!

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  45. Is there an s & p brick co. with raised lettering out there???

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  46. I recently purchased a brick she had since the 1950's from a building that was torn down & replaced by a local mall now. It is stamped LAWTON which is the town name....where can I find out more information of to what building it may have been on.....curious of the history of it since she has had it since 1950
    Thank you
    Cynthia

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  47. Hi, I'm hoping you can help me with a question. I am a chef by trade and I'm interested in building a outdoor pizza oven at my home. The plans say I should use fire bricks in order to create the dome on the inside of the oven. I am prepared to do that. A few years back I dismantled an incinerator from a rather large home and I have lots of W.W. Co firebricks. My question for you- is there a way to find out what ingredients are in these bricks? Should I be concerned about cooking food in an oven created by these bricks? The floor or cooking deck of the oven will be made of something different so the food wouldn't come into direct contact. Also, most of the bricks are in great condition- very few have burnt edges so I could avoid using those bricks which were in direct flames.
    Thank you for your time and insight,
    Eric

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  48. Hi,

    I have some bricks that I would love to identify - they are really strange! They are larger size bricks, possibly made of terra-cotta. They have two circular tubes/holes that run through the center (on the longest axis) of the brick. On the top, they have 3 rectangular channels again running on the long axis. On the side, they have 2 channels - again rectangular and on the long axis. They were found in upstate Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain. Since the area saw a lot of action in the War of 1812, I'm hoping these are from then. I haven't seen an example of bricks with holes in them, so I'm hoping you can help!

    Oh, also there is no maker's mark or indentation for a maker's mark.

    Thanks!

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  49. I live in a 1800 century home and found bricks named "Brecon". I live in Mason OH 45040. Do you have any information, value etc. on these bricks? thanks

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  50. I live in a 1800 century home and found bricks with the stamping "Brecon" I live in Mason OH 45040. Do you have any information about these bricks, value etc? thanks

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  51. I found a brick labeled "H. Gore & Co Boston". How old is the brick?

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  52. During the recent drought in Missouri and Illinois, the Mississippi River has receded. My husband and I have discovered some old bricks and would like to get more information on them.

    1- St. Louis V. & F. B. Co. * STAR *
    2- St. Louis V. & F. B. Co. HIGH
    3- St. Louis V. & F. B. Co. FUI (This brick is broken and last word is incomplete.
    4- Walshr Warco
    5- XXH
    6- P.R.M. & M. Co. No. 1
    7- LAG K St. Lo (This brick is broken and words are incomplete.
    8- [ALBOIN] SHALE [BLOCK]
    9- Three Cross Symbols on a Blonde Brick
    10- LIFTAR 406 PAT D A.P.GREEN MEXICO FIRE BRICK CO.
    11- A.P. GREEN LIFTAR 408
    12- Evens & Howard

    I can email photos of bricks if needed.
    Thanking you in advance for sharing any history of the bricks with us.



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    1. 1, 2, and 3; St Louis .... According to jim Graves, in his work, Brick Brands of the United States, these tree bricks were made by the St. Louis Vitrified and Fire Brick Co. of St. Louis, MO.

      4, WALSH WARCO .... made by Walsh Refractories of St. Louis, MO

      5, XXH This I have no info. on. ... May be a a Walsh marking to designate an attribute of a particular brick. I won't swear to this.

      6, P.R.M.&M.... is Parker Russel Mining and Manufacturing of St. Louis, MO.

      7, I don't have enough of a clue with this one, either.

      8, Albion Shale Block...., is a street paving block made by Albion Shale Brick Co. of Albion, IL

      9, [three cross like symbols] ... a photo would be helpful.

      10, 11,, A.P. Green was a large and prolific manufacturer with locations in various cities.
      Mexico, MO seems to be one of their main sites.
      The LIFTAR mark is one I'm not familiar with. A photo may be helpful (send to brickcollecting (at) gmail.com)

      12, Evans and Howard was another large manufacturer, also located located in St. Louis.

      Fred R.


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    2. Thanks for your info. I keep it

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  53. I have 8 bricks with Gilmore Tenn printed on them--came from chimney of very old house--can not find any info on them--any info appreciated

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    1. They came from the old brick works that used to be in Gilmore, TN, on Old Medina Road, just north of I-40 in Jackson, TN. It went by several names, Southern Tile & Brick Works was there around 1904 or so.

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  54. I am looking to purchase Allison bricks (one or more) that were made in Haverstraw, NY. Any help appreciated.

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  55. Brick marked CITY BCo in wall of , the house built 1960 , any clues.

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  56. I have a bunch of old DON BCo , bricks and would like to know if they are worth anything ?

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  57. After Storm Sandy, I was walking on Napatree Point, Ri.,and found a beautiful brink with the name Clark on it.This was in the area that was devastated in 1938 with total property damage and much loss of life.I was curious if this brink could be from that era and the history of Clark brink company.

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  59. Came across an old fireplace (probably had a log cabin built around it that had deteriorated many years ago) while hiking in Ohio. Researched the site thinking it would be a "land mark" found nothing. The bricks inside the fireplace were stamped "Split". We took pictures but I am not sure how to post them. Just wondering if anyone knew a date to tell how long the structure had been there. It was an interesting find.

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  60. I live in
    Hastings on Hudson, ny in a house built in the American Gothic style sometime just b3efoire thge Civil War ( 1858?)The house is insulated with brick. The previous owner obtained permission to rebuild the rear part of the house and replaced the brick there with modern insulation. However, he kept the brick, re-purposing some for a walkway and piling the rest in the yard. Some are stamped "O'Brien", but most are blank and have a handmade look, red with a gray material in the that bulges a bit. I would be happy to part with them for free to anyone interested. Reply here with contact info.

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    1. Hello Kevin. A shot in the dark here since your post is almost 2 1/2 years old. I am interested in the "O'Brien" bricks and will gladly pick them up. I work in lower Westchester. Please email me at 6impala5@gmail.com Thanks!

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    2. I am interested in the O'Brien Bricks. Please reply to 6impala5@gmail.com Thanks, Bobby

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    4. Still interested in these bricks. Please contact 6impala5@gmail.com Thank you, Bobby

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  61. I was walking through the woods in Granville Mass looking at several cellar holes and found a few bricks stamped W B Co. I brought a few home and tried researching a manufascturer or dating them. No Luck. HELP!!!!
    Oh Yeah, this is my first brick but I'm hooked

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  62. John Velky Granville, MaMay 17, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Good Morning, While hiking through the woods looking over several cellar holes here in Granville, Ma, I found a few bricks stamped WBCo. Not Being a collector (but very curious) I brought them home and tried researching a Manufacturer or dating the bricks but I'm not having any luck. I dont see it here in your collection. Can you help

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  63. I am currently doing research on the Erie Canal.
    Do you have any information about any Hudson
    Valley or New England brick-makers who used the
    Erie Canal to ship brick from their Hudson Valley
    plants to Buffalo, and then by ship to Michigan?
    Thank you.

    Joe Neussendorfer
    Past President
    Michigan Masonry Institute

    website: www.constructionanswerman.org

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  64. I have a large, old brick patio (I'm guessing at least 50 years old) made of JJJ bricks. A good many of them are damaged and I would like to replace with JJJ bricks if possible. I could use about 500 (!) but any amount would be helpful. Anyone have an idea of how I might find some?

    Henry
    845-853-6404

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  65. any amount would be helpful. Anyone have an idea of how I might find some?
    Wholesale Jerseys

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  66. I found a brick on Cape Cod ,Massachusetts with the letters W.L.D I have looked all over the internet and can't find any info. please help. thank you.

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  67. When repairing a front porch on a museum dated circa 1787, we found bricks with "MBCO". they appear to be part of a foundation repair. An addition to the house may have been done in the 1860's....but, as with any house this old, there are many indications of repairs and changes. Any info on age or where these may have been produced would be great! Thank you! Wendy

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  68. Hello,
    I live in Saratoga Springs and have bricks that were used as insulation in a home.
    The owners told me it was early in this century, however the bricks do not have any identifying markers, letters etc
    Could you tell me about bricks such as these?

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  69. Hi, I have looked all over the place and all search engines, but I can't find any information on an old brick: ACME-MEXIA LUMBERMAN'S SPECIAL. I have several dozens of these, as well as WHITESELLE CHERRY REDS CORSICANA and some STANDARD. I can find info on the last two, but nothing on the Acme-Mexia Lumberman's Special. Anyone have any information about this brick? Came off an old house torn down on the Coastal Bend in Texas. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  70. I was asked to check a brick out for a man who knew I liked bricks, I have a small collection, I was awe struck by the brick. It is a standard clay brick with the words "James Towne Colony" the word colony is centered below James Towne. Letters are large and done in cursive the brick appears to be very old has a chip on back side and some residue, appears to be some type of mortar. Thanking you in advance

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  71. hi, I have two bricks that I have not been able to identify. they were both found in the Hudson county, nj area so it's possible they can be nj brands. sbbco and D&D any info on these would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Without seeing the brick, I would suspect, ... if the D&D are raised letters in a frog,, the marking, may be that of Dunn and Dolan..
      I'm not familiar with the sbbco. Are the letters lower case?

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  72. Still looking for a brick (s) from the MOORE & BABCOCK BRICK COMPANY located in Albany, New York ...If anyone has one or knows of one would love to hear from them & acquire the brick...Thanks for any and all help...Leslie ..thebooksearcher@aol.com

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  73. I am trying to ID a fire brick we found while clearing a site for a barn. It has the intials W.K.S. and appears to be a fire brick. Any ideas where/when this brick might have been manufactured? I believe the structure dates from late 1800's to early 1900's. thanks

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  74. looking for info on square bricks found in bergen co nj. one is 5 5/8 by 1 7/8 thick, other is
    6 1/8 by 1 7/16 both are square like very thick quarry tile. one maybe south jersey the other dug up in bergen co no markings on either thanks

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  75. I have 7 Stiles bricks in three different fonts; and one JJJ brick. I also have several bricks with 3, 4, or 5 holes and no stamp.
    I'd like to give them to a collector. I am in western CT. Please, respond to this post with some contact info, or an email address, and I can send you a photo.

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  76. i have a few old bricks with the word MITCHELL on them. i can not find anything on the internet about them. i would like to know where they were made and how old they might be

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  77. I have a brick stamped M B that came from my home in Saratoga Springs NY and I was wondering if anyone know it's origin and what year it was made. Thanks !

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  78. From few days I was looking for some information about Refractory bricks. Just earlier visiting this website I got some information about North Refractory Fire Bricks from by visiting http://www.northrefractories.com

    Your blog is very informative. Thanks for share all important information with all.

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  79. I am looking for BLEAU bricks. That was my family
    brick company in upstate NY. Jackie@RealEstateSizzle.com

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  80. I have found "kentucky crown" fire bricks in a demolished area of the Alpena Michigan's cement plant (the name has changed a few times over the years). The bricks are about one hundred years old. I cannot find anything about them online. Any ideas as to which company they ended up coming from? Thanks.

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  81. Hi, recently I saw a beige/yellow brick from a road in Peekskil, New York. The entire road seems to be made of the same brick... The brick is marked James M. Porter on one side. Does anyone have any idea when these bricks were made, and where this brick company was? I was told that this brick is more durable than the red bricks used elsewhere. And that it could go as far back as the 1860's. Could that be true?

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  82. I have a brick with the name WARD on it. This is from a old house in N.H. Were was this brick made

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  83. Hi
    Would like to know where a brick was made , name on brick is WARD .This was found in a old house in mid N.H. size is 9x4 1/2 x4 1/2.
    Thank you
    Barry Ward

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  84. I recently found a brick at a demo site that appears to be marked "KB Co". The B could actually be an E with the ends closed. I've looked online, but haven't been able to figure out who made it. Any info is appreciated.

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  85. I am interested in purchasing a Gardner brick. Does anyone know how/where or if I can?
    Thank you
    Janet Ashley

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  86. sorry if this is repeat. I found an old brick on the site of the burned down Hot Springs Hotel http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com/who-we-are/town-of-hot-springs/the-german-village-wwi-internment-camp/ with the name NICOLAY stamped on it. No box, just letters.Where can I find info on this? Thank you

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  87. I have an interior wall (16 feet high) of yellow-ish bricks that I would love to give to someone who wants them.
    If you can take them away they are yours. I'm in downtown Brooklyn, NY
    Only truly interested people contact me at chh@columbia.edu and I can email you a photo
    Connie Halporn

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  88. The big Antique store on River Street used to sell bricks stamped with "Troy" on them. Does anyone know where I can get one?

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  89. Did all Nassau bricks have Nassau stamped on one side? I'm trying to match bricks to my existing patio. My current brick looks similar to Nassau but does not have the Nassau stamp on the underside. I live in Nassau County

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  90. I have a small KANE brick in very good condition that was found in Connecticut. The size is 1 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 inches. Were these salesman's samples? Any idea how old they might be? Thanks

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  91. I live in West Stockbridge, MA. Yesterday I found a bunch of bricks in my woods that had been cemented together in a circle with a diameter of about 3 feet. Engraved on the bricks were words which appear to read CRYSTALINE REMMEY. I have no interest in the value, but I am very interested in how old the bricks might be and whether you could shed any light on what this construction might have been intended for. I've owned the property for 40 years so it clearly has to be older than that!

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  93. I found a brick with 1776 imprinted. I found it in reading, ma. in a hole I dug four feet deep.

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  94. my son and i are looking for a nice "CATSKILL BLOCK" brick for our collection. where can we get one or from who? contact oldz70@yahoo.com. thank you. ivan

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  96. Found a brick in Buckingham, NJ,a deserted town in the Pinelands of New Jersey. It is stamped FLINT. Anybody know where it came from?
    Irving Brown
    Whiting, NJ

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  97. Overheard a conversation that at one time there were bricks named or made with the name "O'Brien" on them. I am doing a small landscaping job at home and a few of these would finish the job nicely. Any idea if these bricks exist with the name and, if so, where might I get a few?
    Thanks, Bob (you guessed it) O'Brien

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  98. Found refractory brick in alley in SW St Louis. Name on it is MULLITEX. I would like to know who manufacturer it. Anyone know?

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  99. Hello. I am trying to get in touch with Kevin who posted an article on 4.23.13 regarding O'Brien bricks. Any idea how I might be able to contact him? Thanks, bob O'Brien

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  100. Hello, I'm married to a Kreischer and would love to find a Kreischer brick for purchase. I tried ebay but no luck. Wondering if you know where I might find one for sale? It would be such a neat gift! Thanks,
    Sarah

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  101. 1-5-16. Hello again. I posted back on 4-15-07. Seams like a lifetime ago since so much has changed in my life. I found a brick a short time ago that says VERMONT. Any information on this?
    Thank you!
    A. Egizi

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  102. Hi I bought a very old house in Canastota NY that has a leaning brick chimney seperating from the house that I have to take down or strap to the house. The bricks are very unusual and I cannot identify them online. I would like to send pictures to someone that may be able to tell me about them. They are a differnt texture than anything I can find and they range from brown to red color. Its a 42foot tall chimney. my email is Craigmdwyer@gmail.com thank you ~Craig

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  103. Hi I bought a very old house in Canastota NY that has a leaning brick chimney seperating from the house that I have to take down or strap to the house. The bricks are very unusual and I cannot identify them online. I would like to send pictures to someone that may be able to tell me about them. They are a differnt texture than anything I can find and they range from brown to red color. Its a 42foot tall chimney. my email is Craigmdwyer@gmail.com thank you ~Craig

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  104. Hi

    I am looking for a brick from Paterson, NJ by Ploch and Powers. This would be my great-great grandfather's brick company.

    Thanks

    Tom Ploch

    Thomas(at)ploch(dot)com

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  105. I have run across a large amount of Whitselle Cherry Red Corsicana bricks. Would they be suitable to build a patio with?

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  106. Hello,

    I am trying to identify a brick. It says "D-Special" on it. It was used in the construction of an meeting hall in Barre, VT. Bricks also onsite are from Drury and Jerome & Elijah Walsh Bros. & Co. Could it be a variation of a Drury brick?

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  107. M Wall
    Found bricks in Burlington, Ct. from an 1870 saw mill site. They're without the usual raised print markings; just plain rectangular bricks. One of them has a hand written Co or possibly a Ca. Looks like someone marked it with their finger before baking. Any thoughts out there?

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  108. Peter@theicrcorp.comMay 1, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Ive found bricks identical to the 2,000 yr old roman bricks found at fort vancouver. I even have one with a large cat print on it. Im in recycling I have about two truckloads the bricks are identical to the ones found. I dont know what i should do next. Ill post a pic if someone tells me how......
    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/1-kitty-2-empires-2-000-years-world-history-told-through-a-brick/273320/

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  109. Hi, I'd appreciate some help identifying two bricks. One is stamped "E W H B W" and the other is marked "E B Co". I'm in Connecticut. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    1. Edward W Hammond Brick Works
      Eastern Brick Company
      This is from Jim Graves' brickname.com

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  110. Hello, I'm trying to identify the manufacturer of the brick with the brand name BM. In between the B and M is the common brick manufacturers association symbol. Any help, thanks

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    1. Interesting. If possible, send a photo to brickcollecting@gmail.com and tell us where you found it and we will run it by our brick "gurus".

      Don B.

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  111. I recovered a fire brick off an unknown sidewheel steamship in the Gulf of Mexico we are trying to identify. Most of the bricks were plain, but this one was embossed "JSP". Does anyone know the manufacturer of this brick?

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  112. What information do you have on Evens and Howard owls?

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  113. According to Jim Graves, in his work "Brick Brands of the United States", JSP is a mark found on fire brick made by J. S. Porter of West Virginia

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  114. My wife and I recently purchased some property. The original homestead (from the very early 1900s) is still standing, although just barely, but the chimney is in excellent condition. The entire chimney is made of "whiteselle cherry red corsicana" bricks. We would like to save as much of the original house as possible. Can these bricks be used in our new fireplace? Can the bricks be used as fire brick, or just chimney? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  115. I recently bought a house that was owned by a doctor that is is made of brick but has a ton of bricks laying around inside and out. I found one that I haven't been able to find a picture of online. It says Oxford but it is in a recessed portion of the brick with raised Oxford letters. I am located in Western New York State.

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    1. The OXFORD if it is a raised letter red building brick is from the Alwine Brick Co. of New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
      MORE OXFORD INFO

      -Don B.

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  116. Can anyone tell me about teague bricks and ap green lonestar bricks?

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  117. Me and my friends dug up a brick . it was marked Ohio woodland.we found it in a school in Ann arbor, Michigan.do you know any information about this brick? second graders would like to know.

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  118. I have two bricks from M&LW, Mordecai & Lucien Washburn (or Washington?), which was apparently located in Haverstraw NY. They are supposedly from our original family homestead in southern WV. In trying to confirm if that's where they came from (the old homestead), I'd like to know if M&LW would have shipped bricks that far in the early 1800's? Any resources you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  119. Hello all,
    My name is Aaron Paige. I am NY state folklorist currently working on a project about the brick making industry in the Hudson Valley, specifically Westchester and Rockland counties. As part of this project, I am collecting oral histories from individuals who either worked in the brick industry themselves, or who had family members who worked in the industry. If anyone has suggestions of people/families with whom I should speak, please feel free to have them contact me at apaige@artswestchester.org Thank you kindly for your help!

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