KIMBERLY

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Hello, I found a brick in my yard that has KIMBERLY stamped in it. I presume it is a fire brick due to the yellowish tan color. My house is a Queen Anne Victorian built around 1916 in Nashville, TN. Any info you have would be much appreciated.

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  1. According to research conducted by Karl Gurcke, in his book Bricks and Brickmaking, the KIMBERLEY was a trade name used by the Dixie Fire Brick Co. Inc. of Alabama. The name was in use in the time period of 1935 - 1942.
    --Fred R.

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  2. The Dixie Fire Brick Co. in Kimberly, AL [Jefferson County, 20 miles north of Birmingham] was purchased by A.P. Green Refractories in about 1943, and continued in operation until the mid or late 70's. Dixie fire bricks were considered the best in the country because of the qaulity of the clay of which they were made. I grew up within a few hundred feet of the brickyard, many of our neighbors retired from the brick yard. It employed around 150 people at peak production, it was built on the site of a coal mine [shaft mines]that played out in the early 30's. Hope this helps.

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  3. I found one of these bricks in the creek behind our house when I lived in Marietta, Georgia probably back in the early '80s. Since my name is Kimberly I just had to take it home and I still have it years later. Does anyone know the possible value of it?

    Thanks

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  4. My name is also Kimberly and now I have two of these....

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  5. Hi my name is Kimberly, I too have one these bricks... I had two at one time but one broke many years ago! I am glad to still have one remaining. It's ironic that after reading this, an old friend just so happens to be named Dixie!... I inherited this brick from my great grandpa back in the late 70's who built a house in Jones, Alabama... Not sure of the year... The fire place was built from "KIMBERLY" bricks... Awesome research! ...kimberlyanneclayton@yahoo.com

    Take care!

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  6. I just found one in my garden just now in englewoo Tennessee never seen one.

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  7. Also found one, and a few St. Joe bricks in my yard. Used the Kimberly just yesterday to hold down roof shingle repair until the roofing cement sets. It's twice as heavy as any other brick around.

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  8. Just found one in Huntsville ala. Any word on valve. Mine is in mint condition

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