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Brick Press; J.Whitehead & Co Albert Works; 1860's; 1996.399.1

Brick Press; Robert Quaife; 1860's; 1996.399.1
Name/Title
Brick Press
About this object
"Only machine of its kind from such an old ceramic site" - Simon Best, Anthropologist.
Maker Role
Manufacturer
Maker Role
Brickmaker
Date Made
1860's
Place Made
England
Medium and Materials
Metal
Measurements
1.83m length, 80cm wide, 1.3m high
Subject and Association Description
Said to have been brought back from England by one of the Quaife family members returning from WW1. It is recorded that some of the bricks have been found at the site of the first Auckland gaol on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. The machine was restored by the volunteer Engine Enthusiasts at The Kauri Museum.
Credit Line
Gift of the Quaife Estate
Object Type
Brick Press
Object number
1996.399.1

Tags

brick press
bricks
ceramics
Paparoa
Quaife
Redfern


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