FEDERATION WATERSTRUCK REDS
"VICTORIAN AND TASMANIAN REDS"
Unlike modern day mass produced and extruded bricks, early machine made bricks had smooth but primitive textures and beautiful red colourings, often with banding, flashes and reduction blackening. Our Federation brick collection is inspired by these classic and timeless early bricks which form the heart and soul of Federation architecture.
FEDERATION WEATHERED RED
Trade Price: $2200 per thousand (ex. GST)
Retail Price: $2300 per thousand (ex. GST)
Bricks per pallet: 540
(Approx. 230mm x 70mm x 110mm)
Tonal variation spanning from deep reds and oranges along with minor reduction blackening. As with the Federation Red, a smooth waterstruck brick characteristic of early bricks found throughout Victoria, Southern NSW and Tasmania. A reclamation version of this brick is also available.
SHORT HISTORY OF WATERSTRUCK BRICKS
While very popular to this day in Europe, waterstruck bricks were used extensively in Victoria, Tasmania and some parts of NSW (along the Victoria border region). The technique is believed to have originated in England and involves using very wet clay hand pressed into moulds lined with water......hence sometimes referred to as slop moulding. Early versions where indeed convict made but the technique was also used by early commercial brick makers. The picture here is an example of waterstruck bricks from Tasmania, ca. 1830's.
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