The focus of the bricks offered are bricks in the so-called "Reich format" from 1872 with the dimensions 24 x 11.5 x 6.3 cm. In Upper Germany and Austria, a larger format tended to be used; the standard format of the Danube Monarchy, for example, was 29.2 x 14.2 x 6.9 cm. In Lower Germany and the Netherlands, smaller formats of about 20 x 10 x 5 cm have traditionally been produced.
Historical roof tiles are mainly the formats plain tile, hollow or S pan and brick. These were formed by hand until the end of the 19th century. Roof tiles have been formed industrially since the 1880s, and these tiles also play a role in the trade that should not be underestimated. A Z1 from the Ludowici brickworks, the first machine-moulded folding trough tile, has a rarity character today, while "normal" hand-painted plain tile, for example, can be bought comparatively easily.
The overall availability is quite good, only for very large quantities or special requirements can the research become time-consuming.
More than you ever wanted to know about historical roof tiles can be found in the archive Historische Dachziegel.
Typical components and keywords on the subject of brick products
- brick, brick, masonry brick
- imperial format, monastery format, imperial and imperial format, heraldic brick
- Hand-moulded bricks, machine bricks
- clinker burning
- shaped brick
- facing brick
- Roof tile, roof tile, roof tile
- plain tile
- Krempziegel, left kremper, right kremper
- Hollow Cup, S Cup
- Monk and nun
- interlocking tiles, trough interlocking tiles, double trough interlocking tiles
- ridge tile