1910 vintage decorative collection of Victorian brick moulds. A few weeks ago we heard about a derelict brickworks outside Hull that was being cleared.
The works had been producing bricks for over two hundred years although it sadly stopped production in the 1970’s. The yard was left untouched for over 50 years and fell into a pretty grim state. Fortunately the original turn of the centurty maintenance shed had been sealed up and was untouched.
The shed housed an extraordinary batch of industrial pigeon hole storage units that were used to house the spare parts for the steam engine that powered the site. As part of our haul we recovered a handful of the original brick moulds which we are selling as a collection. The site was chosen because of the quality of the local clay and access to canal transport.
These moulds were used as the female form, filled by hand with wet with clay to produce wood fired clay bricks. Dimesnsions are for the large mould. Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life.
All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.
15 X 19 X 77cm