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By David Kitching

ISBN-10: 1445659123

ISBN-13: 9781445659121

Bricks are throughout us, but we seldom cease to examine them. there's a nearly limitless diversity of bricks and, likewise, brick shades. Years in the past each small district had its personal brickworks to satisfy neighborhood call for, and bigger companies started to increase along higher shipping hyperlinks that allowed them to provide locally. a lot of those neighborhood works left a list in their lifestyles within the type of their identify, pressed into the frog of the bricks they made – from time to time, the single signal that they ever existed.

This booklet makes use of the named examples to examine the advance and historical past of brickworks in Britain and the wide variety of bricks that they made. From the only kiln in a box to the big non-stop kilns and chimneys that grew in components the place the ideal clays have been on hand, thousands of bricks have been produced to feed the calls for of housing, shipping and undefined. professional requisites for bricks to withstand excessive temperatures have been met by utilizing fireclay and silica rock for refractory bricks. this present day there are some distance fewer manufacturers, yet their output might be huge, immense and glossy works proceed to provide the call for for the standard brick.

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