6/22/14

Made by Hand

These bricks were formed and fired by hand then loaded onto carts pulled by horses. This house was made by hand, the bricks rubbed by hand to create the wedges used below. The beautiful mortar is going soft.

5 comments:

Mike F said...

Looks like a straight-up slaked lime and mortar mix.

Mike F said...

Ooops...lime and sand...

Chris Herman said...

What, you can't see the pebbles?

Scotts Contracting said...


Clarification request: Are you sure the wedges were made by rubbing? When I'm cutting a brick- I use a hammer or saw of some sort. I don't really think rubbing a hard brick would wear it into a wedge after it came out of a kiln.

Chris Herman said...

Yes, I'm sure. You may want to consider these bricks were made over 100 years ago and the craftsmen handling them did not have a 'saw of some sort' to cut brick. I've watched works rub brick.