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Found this Scottish "J&M CRAIG/KILMARNOCK" firebrick last week when I was doing volunteer work at an 1890s lumber mill site in the Sequoia National Forest, California.

Found this Scottish "J&M CRAIG/KILMARNOCK" firebrick last week when I was doing volunteer work at an lumber mill site in the Sequoia National Forest, California.

J. & M. Craig, Ltd., Kilmarnock. Makers of White and Coloured Glazed Bricks, Sinks, &c.

J. & M. Craig, Kilmarnock.

Craig, Ltd. Makers of White and Coloured Glazed Bricks, Sinks, &c.

The top ten free Irish genealogy websites and databases - my independent selection of the very best free online genealogy research resources for Irish family history.

The top ten free Irish genealogy websites and databases - my independent selection of the very best free online genealogy research resources for Irish family history.

Faneuil Hall Hiding in plain sight along Marshall St (near The Green Dragon) is the Boston Stone, an object of disputed origin and significance. It’s 2ft in diameter and hollow, and was most likely used as a small millstone circa 1700. Local lore suggests that surveyors used it as the epicenter of Boston, but math and history nerds think otherwise. Spoiler alert for National Treasure Part 8: the inscribed date (1737) is also a mystery!!!

11 Boston secrets you didn't know existed

Secrets of Boston - 11 Secret Places You Didn& Know About - Thrillist

Heart bricks Probably of Queensland origin

Johnnyfive Collectables: Bricks with Impressed Heart Marks. The shaped indent marks on a brick is called a frog.

The collector: Alan Davies, Atherton, Lancashire, UK. Currently writing books on coal mining history. Past professions: coal miner, art student, museum curator, archivist, colliery manager.    The collection: Bricks    The story behind the collection...    The earliest influence must be that as a young boy I played with my sisters on the site of an old brickworks, building 'houses' from the stacked up bricks, exploring the clay processing machinery and kilns.

Bricks - Collections - Obsessionistas - collectors & their collections

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