H W CROWN

Anonymous said...


I have several wedge shaped fire brick with the letters H W and under that CROWN under that numbers 66 80 any idea what these mean ?



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  1. Jim Graves lists something very close to your brick:
    HWR CO
    CROWN
    He attributes this brand to the Harbison-Walker Ref. Co. in Chester, PA

    Tom at the California Brick Society has a photo of an H W CROWN here:

    http://californiabricksociety.com/HBricks.html
    (copy and paste the link to your browser)

    He attributes it to the Harbison-Walker Ref. Co. in Bessemer, Al.

    And here is probably more than you'll ever want to know abour Harbison-Walker:
    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/HarbisonWalker-Refractories-Company-Company-History.html

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  2. I have a brick with the writing: "H.W.R. CO" with I think to be a "902-114" underneath. There may be more numbers before at the beginning. I'm not 100% sure that the first number is a "9" either, could be a "7" or "1".
    Any info you have would be greatly appreciated! =)

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