Name: Big 4

Dimensions: 8 1/2 inches long, 4 inches wide, 3 1/2 inches high

Location Found: Westerville, OH

Features: Two long lugs on the front.

Weight: 10 lbs

My wife’s family thinks it is odd to collect bricks (well, most people do), but when possible, they deliver the goods. In this case on my 50th Birthday. When a person brings a brick to a family gathering it causes confusion and a stir. Questions were asked: Where did you find it? (Answer: in a creek) Response from guests – Eww. Response from me – Totally legit (that is where I found most of my early bricks). The best brick is one found for free with minimal labor but a close second is one given as a gift by someone that things doing so is probably crazy. I am happy for any brick I am given but in this case, it was one I did not have. Since I have not had time to go “bricking” this was a a real treat.

I do have another BIG 4 but it is different than this one. See the link for reference -> Malvern Big 4

Related links:

Short History of Brick Making in Stark County

Malvern, earliest brick factory

Ohio Geology 1999

The photo below gives you a better view of one of the lugs on the front of this brick.