Brand Name: DICKEY-TESLA
Company: W.S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Co. Plant 19
Brickyard Location: Livermore, Alameda County, CA
Operating Years: 1917-1936
Years Brick Made: 1923
Description: Brand name impressed into face, recessed block letters on a slightly raised
long and narrow name plate with rounded ends centered near the bottom on a face with another
blank name plate centered near the top of the same face.
Comments: This brand name was applied to a small run of test bricks made at the W. S. Dickey Clay
Manufacturing Company's plant in Livermore in 1923. The evidence for this comes from two reports about
Tesla clay being used in 1923 and another firebrick made at this plant called "Premier" which has
the same size and style of font on the same name plate as the Dickey-Tesla brick. I'm aware of only
two of these bricks, one found in Livermore and another in Martinez, indicating that some of these bricks
were shipped out of town. This plant was formerly operated by the Livermore Fire Brick Company,
established in 1910. I thank Art Hull and Garry Rodrigue of Livermore for helping me with this
research. For more information, see under "Brickmakers" the
W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company, Plant No. 19, Livermore.
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