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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Dominion Pressed Brick Company

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The Dominion Pressed Brick Company was incorporated in April 1905 by businessmen George Leary, Rodmond Palen Roblin, and John Hume Agnew.

The Dominion brick yard produced dry-pressed brick that was red in colour that was made using an 1897 model Boyd Dry-Press machine.

In 1907, the plant had turned out 1,700,000 bricks and employed 25 men, who each made an average wage of $2.00 per day.

Sources:

Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2019

Leary Brickworks

Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

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We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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