“Kurier Lubelski” No. 282, 3 December 2010

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Gazeta kurier lubelski 2010 cegła tradycyjna cegła ręcznie produkowana
With a brick through the centuries
► House of Tradition Cegielniana works Splavy
► Kraśnik bricks are prized in the country and in the world
Andrzej Wojtan redakcja@kurierlubelskl.pl
Such a museum was not yet. Nov. 27 in a rural daycare Splavy II (gm. Kraśnik) officially opened the House of Tradition Cegielniana. Among the exhibits are hundreds of bricks from all over the world, photos and newspaper articles. The oldest brick, so called. rosette, comes from the tenth century, it is in good condition and is of great interest in the construction experts. It is also the world’s largest brick molded by hand: it weighs more than 60 kg and was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.
Place the machine chamber is not accidental. Rafting around, and the whole region kraśnicki, they have long been basin brick industry of the country. Traditions brick Kraśnik date back to the Middle Ages. Good clay, suitable for the production of bricks, is here in abundance. Hence, in the 60s and 70s of the last century there was a flourishing brickyards of furnaces firing brick pig. Even if almost every farmer built a shed, local artisans did agitators and so insane wo began to develop hand-molded bricks. Like mushrooms after the rain rose houses, barns and stalls. Kraśnicka village quickly turned his face with a wooden brick on. Over time the bricks began arriving trucks from all over the country.
– September 20, 1971 years interest in Warsaw attracted a cavalcade composed of over twenty trucks. The destination spoke inscriptions on cars, “Kraśnicka brick – the Castle.” It was the first delivery of bricks produced by plants in the county Kraśnik, which were used to rebuild the Royal Castle in Warsaw – Felix says Trojanowski, co-owner of a brickyard in Splavy. Hand crafted using wooden forms gives great opportunities in broadcasting cegłom different shapes and sizes. Hence the products, including the brickyard Trojanowski or Osiniak are used to reconstruct the palace of Wilanow, the monuments of Gdansk, Szczecin, Sandomierz, Koszalin, Toruń and many other cities in the country. They are also exported to England, Austria, Denmark, Germany and France. All kinds, ancient and modern bricks, can now be viewed at the exhibition in the House of Tradition Cegielniana. Municipal authorities Kraśnik chamber will expand, because the interesting exhibits begins to arrive.