Item 46 - Brandon Sand & Brick Co.

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Brandon Sand & Brick Co.

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Bricks from this company were used on many homes and businesses in Brandon and in surrounding areas. Some examples include, the Belvedere Apartments, the interiors of the Prince Edward Hotel and Alexander school, as well as other downtown businesses. Bricks were produced using the Huennekes (German) system by mixing dry sand and ground lime in a tube mill as water was added. The mixture was them pressed into bricks and steamed to form a cement-like compound.

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CA DHM 1978.14-46

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8" x 10" (b/w)

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Donated in 1986 to Daly House Museum by the Assiniboine Historical Society.

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Photograph of the Brandon Sand & Brick Company (also known as Samson's Brick) at 29th Street and Princess Avenue.

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Negative available at the Daly House Museum

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