Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Another Interesting Find

We found this brick inside the fireplace in the sitting room. (Cara wants to make the sitting room into the dining room, I know, I know.) I tried googling "St Louis V & F. B. Co. Standard" without any luck so if anyone has any info on this, please divulge.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was curious about the markings on the brick and could only find one other mention at: http://community-2.webtv.net/NOSTALGIAMERICA/OldIsGood/page4.html

1:54 AM  
Blogger ben said...

Looks like a signature brick the company left to advertise their work. They must have done a good job because it lasted longer than the company! Several of our fireplace bricks have a brickmaker's name stamped on them too.

5:05 AM  
Blogger C&C said...

Thanks for the replies! It's kind of weird that the other fireplace doesn't have a signature brick in it. Or at least the bricklayers didn't turn the signature side out.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I found out that the entire name of the company is St. Louis Vitrified and Fire Brick Company from a really long website name. The book it was found in was "Report of the Test of Metals and Other Materials for Industrial Purposes" written in 1907. That's all I could find!

Fun too!!

5:20 PM  
Blogger C&C said...

Jessica, you rock!!!
How did you find that website? I spend probably at least an hour looking around for info like that.

-chris

9:31 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

You know, I don't even remember how I found it. Different combinations of the company name. I found it under the Google Book search. The link is long!!!

http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&id=k2okD_3CQCIC&dq=St.+Louis+Vitrified.+%26+Fire+Brick+Company&prev=http://books.google.com/books%3Flr%3D%26q%3DSt.%2BLouis%2BVitrified.%2B%2526%2BFire%2BBrick%2BCompany&lpg=PA286&pg=PA287

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Michaela said...

My family was digging up some bricks from a sidewalk to replace and saw the same bricks!!!!!! We have a over a hundred year old house in Minnesota. So we wanted to know how old these bricks were. If anybody knows anything about it please e-mail me!!!! at mookayla@hotmail.com

9:11 PM  
Blogger byron said...

Hi my name is byron and I am a brick collecter. I was some of my brick name I also tryed googling ST. LOUIS V& F.B CO STANDARD but I also got nothing and I was wondering do you know bby chance when your house was made I mean maybe that can help us by finding out when the house was made maybe we could date the brick becuase you could look up that date and google that date with bricks granted it is a long shoot. but hey any thing is worth a try right?

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My great great grandfather, Frank C. Pauley, was president of St. Louis Vitrified and Fire Brick Co. from about 1910 until his retirement in 1925. That is all I know.

8:07 PM  
Blogger C&C said...

byron, the house was built in 1895.

-chris

11:06 PM  

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