AMERICAN EN.B.&T. CO. N.Y

Jeremy Yount said...


Hi I'm from Western North Carolina and I work for a Construction Company. We are currently doing demolition on a very old Mental Hospital. I starting finding some brick with writing and a year on them. I'm just trying to find out where they were made. They are dated 1921 & 1922 and on the other side the read (AMERICAN EN.E.&T. CO. N.Y.). If any one can help, let me know. A lot of these brick are being crushed up and I have saved about a dozen of them. Email me if anyone has any info. jeremyyount@embarqmail.com

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jeremy,

    Take another look at your brick. It may indeed be AMERICAN EN.B.&T. CO. N.Y. (not EN.E.&T).

    We have a source for AMERICAN EN.B.&T. CO. N.Y:
    Jim Graves, in his work, "Brick Manufacturers of the United State" indicates that the American Enameled Brick and Tile Co. had a plant on / in South River, NJ. They may have had additional plants in the NY and NJ area. Graves further indicates the firm was in business in the time period of 1906-1935 ... perhaps even before and after these dates. This kind of brick was also made in other colors.

    Thankyou for visiting Fred

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  2. howdy

    I have an old brick that has white ceramic on the face of it and is made of a white concrete or marble. it says AMERICAN E.N.B. & T. Co NY
    any clues?
    could it be from an old white house tavern?

    please respond to indioscopper@aol.com if anyone knows.

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  3. Your brick is an enameled brick. White is most common, but I have seen them in green, black, brown. It could have come from any number of places - kitchens, breweries asylums schools, or hospitals to suggest but a few. ... anywhere that cleanliness would be of utmost importance. The enamel will withstand steam, and disinfectants and not harbor pores where germs may incubate.

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  4. jeremy yount, you wouldn't be in asheville nc would you?

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  5. I googled American E.N.B & T CO. N.Y. and this blog came up. I have 500-600 such bricks with white ceramic on one side. Is there a market for them? Any response would be greatly appreciated.
    ralph@cloverleigh.com

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  6. are these bricks valuable? I got a box of about 30 of them at a tag sale today for $5. I think they are just beautiful!

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