This post is dedicated to smooth faced pavers found with a makers name stamped in them. I have to say when visiting reclamation yards that I have found just as many smooth faced pavers without a makers name in them as well & these pavers may have been made before 1855. 1855 is the first year that myself & fellow collectors have been able to establish brickmakers stamped their bricks with their name & this coincides with the introduction of machinery to press the clay into brick moulds.
With the face of each paver being basically the same other than it's size & shape, I am mainly showing the named side of the paver. However some recent finds has resulted in me taking three photos, face, side & named side. In a nutshell this post is a pictorial list recording the many brick makers & companies which made smooth faced pavers. The majority of these pavers are no more than 2 inches deep & therefore were chiefly used in footpaths. Any photos not credited to in this post are by me.
This Davison & Co. "Adamantine" paver Ewloe nr Chester may also be one of these "Southport Pavers" & this photo was taken by Iain Taylor & has been reproduced with the permission of the Penmorfa Brick website.
Many Thanks to :-
Paul Davies, Secretary of the Buckley Society