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War Memorials in Manitoba
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A directory of brick-making in Manitoba
Bricks

A directory of block-making in Manitoba
Blocks

People involved in brick and block-making in Manitoba
People

A glossary of terms relating to bricks and blocks
Glossary

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Glossary

Term

Definition

Frog

A recess on one or both sides of a brick, created by inserting a spacer into the brick mould during manufacture. It creates a space for mortar that provides additional strength to the wall. An abbreviated form of the brickmaker name is sometimes shown in the frog, as follows:

ALSIP

Alsip Brick, Tile and Lumber Company

B B Co

Balmoral Brick Company

H S

Henry Stephens Brick Company

LEARY

Leary Brickworks

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2019

Leary Brickworks

Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

Bricks | Blocks | People | Glossary

We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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