WOODLAND, ALAMO

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I've found that my Kingston, Ontario asphalt driveway has brick underneath it. There are a few hundred yellow and orange and red brick labelled eitther 'Woodland', 'H&B Woodland', or 'Hearth & Bosh Woodland'. I think that hearth and bosh is a designation of fire brick, right? Has anyone heard of Woodland bricks? I'd like to date these (roughly), and find out where they're from. I also found one brick that has 'Alamo' stamped on it.

Thanks for any info!



13 comments:

  1. The Woodlands and Alamos are firebrick as you said. The WOODLANDs were made by the Harbison-Walker Refractories Co operating in both Clearfield and All America, Pennsylvania, This is per information listed by Jim Graves, in his work Brick Brands of the United States.

    Graves indicates that the ALAMO brand was also manufactured by the Harbison-Walker company, but in Fulton and Vandalia, Misouri.
    Karl Gurcke, in his book, "Bricks and Brickmaking", indicates that the ALAMO brand was in use 1935-1942.
    Gurcke further indicates that the Woodland H&B was made in 1935. I don't know whether it is safe to conclude that 1935 was the ONLY year that this brand mark was produced.

    Fred R.

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  2. ME to I just can't figure it out either. Mine says "ALAMO 1" let me know if you fgure it out.

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  3. I have some bricks that also say "Hearth & Bosh Woodland" They were in the garage of the house we just bought. We put them in our garden. We live in CNY.

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  4. Refractory products are available in the form of bricks and in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Precast types are manufactured for ferrous and nonferrous metal foundries. The steel, iron, and aluminum industries use refractory materials in the production of metal products.

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  5. found a 1916 Harbison Walker catalog online which lists the Woodland Hearth & Bosh as coming from Clearfield, PA. Also see a Woodland Hearth & Bosh reference in the 1908 catalog, so not just 1935 for these. Found a brick in California which piqued my interest...

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  6. We dismanatled an old rock outdoor fireplace yesterday and at the bottom layer were about 6 tan colored bricks stamped "ALAMO". The property this fireplace was on was first used in the early 50's (or ealier) as a camping area on Alta Lake, near Pateros, Washington. All previous owners of the property are now deceased and we are trying to gather info about these bricks.
    Any ideas/info would be appreciated!

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  7. I recently found one close by a river in Trois R. Quebec is this normal?
    I mean it has come a long way

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  8. I found a ALAMO BRICK in the street while walking, I live in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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  9. A building is being torn down in San Antonio and I stopped and asked if I could take some bricks.
    Most were stamped with "Alamo."
    Others are stamped with Acme Brick and others are stamped jan 8 1924 Den-Tex.
    Does anyone have any amplifying info?

    Thanks.

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  10. Sean, did you ever find out what the Den Tex one was from? I have one, also.

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  11. I have bricks Ashland hearth&bosh

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  12. I live in Simsbury, CT. in a house that was built in 1927 as factory housing for employees of the Ensign Bickford company. Just today (I've lived here for 13 years) the most recent snowmelt uncovered a walkway made of Alamo stamped bricks. Is there any reason to send pictures or a sample br,icky anywhere for posterity?

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  13. I live in Simsbury, CT. in a house that was built in 1927 as factory housing for employees of the Ensign Bickford company. Just today (I've lived here for 13 years) the most recent snowmelt uncovered a walkway made of Alamo stamped bricks. Is there any reason to send pictures or a sample br,icky anywhere for posterity?

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