Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living



The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon
by Robert W. Piwarzyk

[This article is excerpted from a manuscript titled, "The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon," pp. 44-45. The maps, drawings, and photos of the manuscript are not included on this site. The manuscript is copyrighted 1996 by the author. It is used here with permission.]

The Bricks of Santa Cruz County

Named or branded bricks as seen, photographed, and/or collected in Santa Cruz, California from 1975 to 1996. List revised 17 September 1996.

  • Alumex
  • Alusite / 114 132
  • Amador
  • A P Green
  • A.P.Green / Empire S.M
  • A.P.Green / Empire D.P.
  • A.P.Green / 2K S.M
  • A.P.Green / 3K S.N (may have been M?)
  • Arco (may have been Argo?)
  • Aztex / 120(--?--)
  • - B - (small letter, in 3/4" x 1 3/4" frog, dash = screwhead)
  • Benson
  • Bourtreehill / Irvine
  • Calder
  • Cardowan / Patent
  • Carnegie (also key brick)
  • Carnegie / 2
  • Carnegie / 3 (key brick only)
  • Cowen
  • Cowen-M / England
  • 6 / Cowen
  • Denny Renton (paver)
  • Dia-D
  • Diablo
  • Diablo / 1
  • Diablo D / 1
  • Dickey Premier
  • Dickey Clay Mfg. Co. / Star (see also "Star")
  • Duro
  • Empire D.P
  • Empire S.M
  • Empire S.M / 13 1/2 2K 2 1/2
  • Foster
  • Gartcosh
  • Gartcraig
  • Gasco / XX
  • GMcB (short arc)
  • GMcB / 6 - 72 (logo of Gladding, McBean and Company)
  • Heatheryknowe / Patent / Glasgow
  • Hickman / Stourbridge (stamped on side)
  • Ione
  • Jaybee / Fine
  • Keystone
  • -L- (for Lincoln, by Gladding, McBean?)
  • Laclede / Alamo
  • Laclede / Flintmix
  • Laclede / Supra 215
  • Laclede-Christey
  • LAPBCo / * * * (Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company)
  • Livermore (stamped in "frog" on middle line)
    (see also "Premier / Livermore")
  • Livermore (stamped on upper line)
  • Livermore *
  • * / Livermore
  • Livermore / *
  • Livermore F.B. Wks. SF
  • Ls Escoyez / Tertre / Belgique (French for Belgium)
  • Mex-Ref-Co / Aztex
  • M.T & Co (only one period)
  • No 1 Wedge
  • No 1 Wedge / F
  • Oakland
  • Pacific
  • Patent / R.Brown & Son / Paisley
  • Premier
  • Premier / Dickey Clay Mfg. Co.
  • Premier / Livermore
  • Premier / Livermore F.B. Wks. SF
  • Ramsay
  • Ravens / WBI & Co
  • RBC
  • Richmond
  • Richmond (RL)
  • Snowball (also wedge and key bricks)
  • Star
  • Star / Dickey Clay Mfg. Co.
  • Stockton
  • T Carr (also wedge and key bricks)
  • The Denver / Hifire / Fireclay Co
  • Walbottle
  • W.S. Dickey Clay Mfg.Co. / Premier
  • W.S. Dickey Clay Mfg.Co. / Star / No 1 Arch
  • Woodland
  • 0 (fine letter in small, shallow frog)
  • 00
  • -1-
  • 1 3/4
  • 2
  • 2" - Split F
  • 72 81
  • GM 70 D
  • -HR SP / 9-
  • * * * (Gladding, McBean)
  • Triangle
  • One Perforation

Notes:

  1. Bold letters indicate "best guess"
  2. / Indicates new line on the brick
  3. Periods are shown only as they appear on the brick
  4. FB = firebrick, RL = raised letters (otherwise letters are depressed)

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