Calder Firebrick, 1900s

The brickworks was located in Greenend, near Airdrie. Firebricks are made from fireclay and were used in industries where high temperatures were required, for example in blast furnaces, the pottery industry and chemical works. The brciks remained stable in temperatures up to 1500 degrees celcius where ordinary bricks would warp or melt.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1988-133-37
Made by:
Calder
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
around 1893 - 1971 · manufactured by · Calder Brickworks · Greenend, Airdrie


Materials:
clay
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