Re: Shipping Bricks


---In STMFC@..., <tony@...> wrote :
     Both in steelmaking and other industries using refractory brick, there are numerous kinds, and they all have different looks.

And the pertinent point for modelers is they all came from different places. Same with architectural face brick. While common brick was chosen strictly on cost, and tended to be locally produced, to the point where all the buildings in a large city tended to have the same color brick,  face brick was chosen for color and/or texture, and was shipped longer distances; if white brick was desired, it had to come from an area that had clean white clay; other colors were similar. Being a premium product, it warranted the extra expense in handling, at one time being loaded by hand and the layers packed with straw or other padding.

Dennis Storzek

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