Marked face of the MEX-KO 1 SPLIT firebrick

Brand name: MEX-KO / 1 SPLIT

Company: A. P. Green Fire Brick Co.

Location: Mexico, Missouri.

Years: 1929-1942 (brick made)

Type: Firebrick

Description: Brand name impressed into the face. MEX-KO is on the first line, 1 SPLIT is on the second line, both within a rounded rectangular name plate.

Deposits: Lammers Pit in Cheltenham formation clay, S. of Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri; Pit No. 4 in Cheltenham formation clay, Audrain County, Missouri.

Comments: Probably imported to California from Missouri by the A. P. Green Fire Brick Company, which had a distribution office in San Francisco.

References: Gurcke, Karl, Bricks and Brickmaking, University of Idaho Press, 1987, p. 264-265; McQueen, H.S., Geology of the fire clay districts of East Central Missouri, Missouri Geological Survey, v. 28, 2nd series, 1943, p. 102 and 106.

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