Pressed Red bricks are very similar to Wirecut bricks, made with almost the exact same process. The only difference being, once the bricks were extruded from the machine and cut to size, there were left to partially dry, then collected and dropped into a hand mould for final touch-ups before firing. This not only to smooth out the overall surfaces of the brick, but also to add the makers stamp to the bottom of the brick.
When they came out of the kiln, they were quite uniform in shape and size, and ready to lay.

These bricks are probably the most generic in the old red brick range being quite basic in colour and texture. But don’t let that fool you, they are a higher fired brick, making them ideal for heavy duty paving and can even be used as fire bricks!