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    Bricks and Brickmaking (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Martin Hammond

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    DescriptionBricks were introduced to Britain by the Romans and reintroduced by Flemish craftsmen in the middle ages. Until the early nineteenth century they were made in numerous small brickyards supplying local needs, but eventually increasing demand led to the invention of improved brickmaking machines and kilns. This book gives an insight into the surprising variety of bricks, as well as a brief history of brickmaking, descriptions of hand and machine moulding, drying, the use of kilns and firing. Despite competition from newer materials, brick still holds its own as a facing material and traditional methods still survive in the smaller yards.

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    Bricks and Brickmaking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 40 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747800675
    ISBN 10: 0747800677

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    LC classification: T
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26890
    BIC subject category V2: TT
    B&T Approval Code: A96560000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC055000
    Abridged Dewey: 609
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    B&T Approval Code: A84201300
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005060
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 666
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    DC21: 338.476667370941
    Thema V1.0: WQH, TT
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    47 B/W
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    Publication date
    18 August 2009
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    Author Information
    Martin Hammond was an architectural technician in Poole, Dorset. He was a member of the British Brick Society, which studied the history of bricks and brickmaking. He collected old bricks and made wood-fire bricks and tiles. He advised on restoration work at Baumber Brickyard, Lincolnshire, and Powerstock Common, Dorset. He wrote an article on the development of brick kilns for "Industrial Archaeology Review."