Making Brick in Manti

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Making Brick in Manti
Description iron was critical. After all essential ingredients had been obtained-clay, cool, wood, and water-the brick-making process could begin. Clay was was an earth-moving implement - Water was added to the clay in the added. as needed from the pit to the pug mill. This apparatus, which to stop. The brick-making material was now ready for molding. A ing dug between the pug mill and the molding area. At this point the raolder, who was working below ground alongside the mill, took sanded inside for easy brick removal. As though kneading bread, he shaped the clay to fit the mold in which the bricks lay end to end, Che implement to an off-beater who deposited the newly formed brick onto a sandy covered area to dry. Approximately 5200 bricks could be made in a day. This process was repeated again and again until up Co 30.000 bricks were drying at one time. How long the bricks remained in the drying process depended on too fast and break. Workers covered the drying brick with burlap Specially made, flat-topped wheelbarrows with metal wheels, rectangular kiln sections, the entire structure, with the exception of the doors, was lined with another layer of broken briclc. Holes were sealed with mud. A seven-arch kiln yielded about 120,000 bricks. During the firing of the brick, J. 3. Jacobson remained St the site. Food was brought to him by members of his family in a large basket which nad been covered with straw to Keep the contents warm. An -61-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323142
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