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Pre-1932, the popular brick was in orange, orange-red, and generally red-buff colors, with the surface being visibly white. The surface was smooth, some of them with a coarse grain texture. On some sides, it had yellow-brown blinking and stack marks were noticeable on some of the bricks. The shape was irregular with the edges and angles dull or broken. There were also faint cross-groove indications on the sides, with no lip. Face has velour texture with straight wire-cut grooves that trend in the cross-section direction in the longitudinal direction. The casts were made out of many different materials, like shell and red brown iron, and were smaller than one quarter of an inch, the crystalline spots constitute up to 20 percent of the mostly subangular white quartz and granite. The extruded steep-mud method, wire-cutting faces, fired in the Hoffman kiln, produced this brick. 


Post 1977, the smooth red, almost perfect surface of popular soft brick has a uniform color. On some sides stack indentation was still present. The shape was even and straight. The lengthy corners were sharp, the sharp corners were rounded. Curved wire marks and small pits show faces. Subangular white quartz, cream feldspar and black iron, less than 1/16 inch across make up around 3 percent of the size of the plant. The brick was created using the extruder, rigid-mud, cable-cut faces, which were fired into the tunnel furnace. 


In post 1981, the popular Peacock brick had a soft, irradiant tan-colored surface and on the sides flash-colors of yellow, red and dark. On the sides of some are stack indentations. The faces showed curved wires and small boxes. The shape was straight, with long sharp borders, sharp corners and sharp edges. Clasts make up approximately 3 percent of white subangular quartz, black iron and cream feldspar, less than 1/16 inch in length. The wire cutting faces were made by the extrusion method, steep-mud, shot into the furnace of the tunnel kiln. 


Now a days, the McNear common brick has a red soft core, and smooth surface and is uniform in colour. On some sides there are stack indentations. Form is straight with lengthy, sharp edges, sharp, and rounded edges. Faces show curved markings and three big 1 1/2 cm diameter perforations. Clasts make up five per cent of white and cream feldspar subangular, and have a diameter of less than sixteen inches. Made by the extruded, rigid, perforated, weird faces, and fired in the tunnel furnace. 8 long, 3 3/4 broad, 2 1/4 inch height.


There is a definite history to how people have created bricks in the past, and there is plenty of architectural evidence to bricks usage throughout the ages. We here at NcNear are proud to have taken something so important to every culture, and perfected it into something that is even better today. Today we can see our bricks out in society, making a difference, and building the world up. We are very proud to have worked to develop this brick, and we are proud to tell it’s story. 



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