Brand name: MEX-KO / 1 SPLIT
Company: A. P. Green Fire Brick Co.
Location: Mexico, Missouri.
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 an 106.
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