Augustus - Genesis 11:3 - Mark Williams TV - The Wizard of Oz 1939 - Charles Dickens -
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble. Augustus
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. Genesis 11:3
It all starts with this stuff – clay ... Mixing the clay was the first process to be mechanised ... The wet bricks are left to dry out under these shelters ... The next stage after they’ve dried is the kiln. Mark Williams, More Industrial Revelations s2e6: Building a Revolution, Discovery 2005
The Hoffmann Kiln used a network of flues to circulate hot air on a continuous cycle around multiple chambers. ibid.
Follow the yellow brick road. The Wizard of Oz 1939 starring Judy Garland & Ray Bolger & Frank Morgan & Jack Haley & Bert Lahr & Billie Burke & Margaret Hamilton & Clara Blandick & Charley Grapewin & Terry the dog, director Victor Fleming
It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage. Charles Dickens, Hard Times