CALIFORNIA BRICKS



Collection of Marked California Bricks

The bricks in this collection have markings purposely placed on the brick by the manufacturer. The markings may represent the name of the brickmaker, brick company, initials of the brickmaker, brand name, initials of the process, initials of destination, name of destination, use, size, type, logo, or graphics. Slant marks "/" indicate line breaks in the name. Brackets, such as [star], indicate graphics. Parentheses, such as (fire) or (paver), enclose comments to help differentiate similar brick names in the index. Click on the brick name to see pictures and information on the brick page. On the brick page, the known dates of the brick marks are given in the "Years Brick Made" field. The operating start and end dates of the brickyard are in the "Operating Years" field. The year shown in parentheses after the company name is the startup year for multiple companies operating a brickyard. For additional information about the brick and brick company, be sure to click on the Brickmakers link to see any additional marking variations for the brick of interest that are not listed on this page. Brick markings not listed here may be imported bricks (see Imported Bricks).

ACME
ACORN-
ACORN / PCP
ADDINGTON
AMADOR (large letters)
AMADOR (small letters)
AMRECO
AMRECO (frog)
ARC
ARCOFRAX
ARCOFRAX / 99-7D
Argon AA (face print)
Argon AA (side print)
ARGON / AA
ARNESON
Atkinson Brick Co. [flying brick logo]
ATLAS (Los Angeles)
ATLAS (San Francisco)
ATLAS / HI-HEAT
ATLAS / POWER
B
B / DIABLO-N
BEN ALI
BENICIA / FIRE / BRICK. Co
BETTERIDGE
B.S.B.Co.
BUNG / [PACIFIC diamond logo]
CAL. CLAY. M. CO / LOS ANGELES
CAL. EXCELSIOR
CAL. / SEWER . PIPE . Co / LOS ANGELES
CAL. / SEWER PIPE CO / LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA
CANNON
CANNON & CO
CAR-D (Pittsburg Gladding McBean made)
CARNEGIE [clover]
CARNEGIE [cross]
CARNEGIE / 1 (Stockton made)
CARNEGIE / 2 (Stockton made)
CARNEGIE / 3 1/2
CARNEGIE / 4
CARNEGIE (brown)
CARNEGIE (buff)
CARNEGIE (fire)
CARNEGIE (Pittsburg Gladding McBean made)
CARNEGIE (red)
CARNEGIE (salmon)
CARNEGIE (white)
CARNEGIE (gmb tongue and groove)
CAS / CO
C. B.CO. FRESNO
CB&PCo
CBTCo
C H
C.H.B.CO. FRESNO
C.H. BRICK Co. / FRESNO.
CH BRIK BLOX / PAT. PEND.
CHROMEX / B
CITY B. Co.
CORONA
CORONA / PCMCO
C.P.B.Co. / CORONA, CAL.
CRAYCROFT
C.S.P.Co. / LOS ANGELES
D / 1W
DAVIDSON
DIA-D
DIABLO
DIABLO / 2
DIABLO / 2 (upside down)
DIABLO / 3
DIABLO-D
DIABLO (above tongue and groove)
DIABLO (below tongue and groove)
DIABLO / X
DICKEY CLAY MFG. CO. / PREMIER
DICKEY PREMIER
DICKEY STAR
DICKEY-TESLA
DOUGLASS / EXCELSIOR (frog)
DOUGLASS / EXCELSIOR
DOUGLASS / HIGH GRADE
EMSCO / DP / ROYAL
EMSCO / REGAL
EUREKA (frog)
EUREKA (side-print)
EXCELSIOR / [PACIFIC diamond logo]
F.B.&T.CO.
FIREX
FLINT
FLINT / ACID
FLINT L
FLINT / SM
FROM / N. CLARK & SONS / SAN FRANCISCO / WORKS AT ALAMEDA, CALIF.
GARBER
GASCO (Livermore)
GASCO (Pittsburg)
GASCo / XX
GASCO XX / 2
GASCO / 402
G.D.N. (backwards)
G. D. NAGLE
GERLACH
[GMcB oval logo]
[GMcB oval logo] (small logo on red pressed brick)
[GMcB oval logo] (large logo on red pressed brick)
[GMcB oval logo] (frog on red pressed brick)
[GMcB oval logo] / [3 stars]
[GMcB oval logo] / 1
[GMcB oval logo] / 1 / LINCOLN
[GMcB oval logo] / 2
[GMcB oval logo] / 3 (upside down)
[GMcB oval logo] / 3 K
[GMcB oval logo] / 7 (tongue and groove)
[GMcB oval logo] / 48
[GMcB oval logo] / AMERICAN ARCH CO SECURITY / 351 / B
[GMcB oval logo] / LINCOLN
G. Mc. B & Co / LINCOLN (special shape)
G. Mc. B & Co / LINCOLN / CAL. (special shape)
G. Mc. B & Co / LINCOLN CAL.
G. McB. &. Co. / LINCOLN, CAL. (frog)
[GMcB oval logo] / MARINE
[GMcB oval logo] / PLACER
[GMcB oval logo] / TROJAN
[GMcB oval logo] / TROJAN A2
GM-60-A / FB-1321
GM-70-D / X
GM-C
GOLD
GRAY
G Z
H
HANCOCK
HEATH UT PAT LAPBC
HIEATT
HIGGINS
HIGGINS (side print paver)
HIGGINS BRICK & TILE
HYFIRE
HOTEL / ARCADIA / 1886
HUMBOLT / C.MFG.CO
INGLEWOOD
IONE (large letters)
IONE (large letters)
IONE (small letters)
IONE / PAT. APPL'D FOR
J. MULLALLY / LOS ANGELES
J. P. GLASER
KAOLIN
KEYSTONE
K.L.Co.
KRAFTILE CO NILES CALIF
KROMAG
-L-
L (in circle)
[CBMA logo] / L.A.B.Co.
LABCO
LABCo (iron-spotted face)
LABCO (paving brick)
LAB co / [Crescent]
LAB co. / 1-A (face)
LAB co. / 1-W
LAB co / 2-A
LAB co. / 2-W
L.A.B. co ALBERHILL
L.A.B. CO ALBERHILL
LAB CO / ALBERHILL / H-I-ALUMINA
LAB co / ALUMINITE
LAB co / APEX / 1-W
LABCPCo / ALBERHILL / [crescent downward]
LABCPCo / ALBERHILL / [crescent upward]
LABCPCO / ALBERHILL / CROWN
LABCPCO / ALBERHILL / CROWN
LABCPCO / ALBERHILL / H-I-ALUMINA
LABCPCo / ALBERHILL / H-I-PYRA
LABCPCo / H-I-PYRA / 1-K
LABCPCo / ALBERHILL / No 1A / HI ALUMINA
LACLEDE / CAL
L.A. / PAVING / BRICK CO [arrowheads]
LAPBCo (buff)
LAPBCo (buff small letters)
L.A.P.B.Co. (buff small letters)
L.A.P.B.Co (many lugs)
LAPBCo (red paver)
L.A.P.B.Co. (red paver)
LAPBCo (red pressed)
L.A.P.B.Co. (red small letters)
LAPBCo / [3 stars]
LAPBCo / [3 stars]
LAPBCo / 1
L.A.P.Bco / 2
LAPBCo / 24
L.A.P.B.co. / 36
LAPBCo / 72
LAPBCO / 84
LAPBCO / 110
L.A.P.B.CO. / AA / S / C
LAPBCo / B
LAPBco / FLINT
L.A.P.B.co / XX
L.A.P.B.Co / XX
L.A.P.B.co / XX
L.A.P.Bco. / X15X
L.A.P.Bco. / X36X
LAPBCo / X48X
LAPBCo / X52X
LA PRESSED BRICK CO (Old Gold face)
LA PRESSED BRICK CO (side print face)
LA PRESSED BRICK CO (side print paver)
L.A.S.&S.P.Co
LINCOLN (face print)
LINCOLN (side print)
LION
LIVERMORE (buff)
LIVERMORE (buff frog)
LIVERMORE (red)
LIVERMORE / [diamond]
LIVERMORE / [star]
LIVERMORE F. B. WKS. SF
LIVERMORE / PREMIER
LOS ANGELES / P.B.CO.
MAJOR
MANTEL / BRICK
MARINE / SM2
McKENZIE & REID / XX MFGRS XX / BENICIA CAL
McKNIGHT
MERCED
METALLIC
MISSION
MOGUL
MONETA
MULFORD
MULFORD / BURKE / BRICK Co. [2 arrowheads]
MULFORD / VITRIFIED / BRICK CO. [2 arrowheads]
NAT. B. Co
N.C&S. (buff)
NC&S (double frogs, gray)
N.C.&S. (frog, gray)
NILES
NO 1 ARCH 2 1/8 IN / STAR / LIVERMORE F.B. WKS. SF
NO 1 WEDGE 1 7/8 IN / PREMIER / W.S. DICKEY CLAY MFG. CO.
NO 1 WEDGE 1 7/8 IN / W.S. DICKEY CLAY MFG. CO. / STAR
OAKLAND (face)
OAKLAND (paver)
P
PACIFIC (Alameda)
PACIFIC (Sacramento)
[PACIFIC diamond logo] (buff)
[PACIFIC diamond logo] (white)
[PACIFIC diamond logo] / EXCELSIOR
[PACIFIC diamond logo] / PYTHON
[bricks] PACIFIC CLAY BLDG. PROD. [bricks]
[Pacific / Clay PRODUCTS / INC. circle logo]
PACIFIC / CLAY / M'F'G. CO.
PBY Co
PCMCO
P.C.M.Co. / CORONA, CAL
PCMCO / GAS
PCMCO / SPECIAL
PCP (buff)
PCP (red)
PCP / ACORN
PCP / EXCELSIOR
P C P / LADLE
PCP P2
PCP / PYTHON
P.C.W.
PINITE / 2
PK
PKBCO
PLACER
PLUTO
PLUTO-2
PLUTO / 3
PORT COSTA BRICK WORKS SAN FRANCISCO
PREMIER
PREMIER / LIVERMORE
PREMIER / LIVERMORE F.B. WKS SF
PSP
PSP / 12 / R
PSP / 18 R
PSP / 24 / R
PSP / [acorn]
PSP / ACORN
PSP CO / 36 R
P.S.P. CO / EXCELSIOR
P.S.P. CO / HIGH GRADE
PSP / HIGH GRADE
PSP / XCELSIO
R.E. HAZARD / CONTR. CO.
REMILLARD
RICHMOND (buff)
RICHMOND (paver, raised letters)
RICHMOND (paver, recessed letters)
RICHMOND (red)
RICHMOND / 24 (fire)
RICHMOND / 36 (fire)
RICHMOND PRESSED BRK. CO
ROSE STEEL
ROYAL
S (in diamond, buff)
S (in diamond, red)
S (in circle)
S.B.Co. [CBMA logo]
SELBY
SFBCo
SAN JOSE
SANTA MONICA / LA.P.B CO / BLOCK
S G
SIERRA
SIMONS (Pasadena)
SIMONS (Santa Monica)
SIMONS (face)
S.J.B.Co.
S.M.B.Co
STANDARD (Boyle Heights)
STANDARD (Inglewood)
STL.FB&C.CO / LA. CAL
ST.L.F.B. CLAY CO. LA
ST.L.F.B.INSUL.CO.
ST LOUIS FIRE BRICK / [lion]
ST LOUIS FIRE BRICK & CLAY CO / LOS ANGELES CAL. / CAL. EXCELSIOR
STAR
STAR / LIVERMORE F.B. WKS SF
STAR / W.S. DICKEY CLAY MFG. CO.
STC&PWks / 118
STC&PWks / 396
S.T.C.&P.Wks. / S.F. CAL.
STEIGER
STOCKTON
STOCKTOn (face)
STOCKTON (GMB)
SUPREME
S.W.B.
THE C. P. CO / MERCED
TRO JAN
TROJAN
TROJAN (in rounded rectangular plate)
TROPICO
UBCo (San Diego)
UBCo (Santa Monica)
V (large letter)
V (small letter)
VEGA
VITCO
VITCO / FIRE CLAY
VITCO / VITREFRAX CORP USA
VITREFRAX / 2 Argon 72 / LOS ANGELES, U.S.A.
VITREFRAX CORP. / 2 Argon AA / LOS ANGLELES, U.S.A.
VITREFRAX CORP. / Argon AA / LOS ANGELES U.S.A.
VITREFRAX CORP. / Argon RK
V.P.C.
WESCO
WESTERN (Ione Western Refractories Co.)
WESTERN (Ione Harbison Walker Refractories Co.)
WESTERN (Long Beach)
WESTERN (Santa Monica)
WESTERN T
WESTERN T / 1
WINE
W.S. DICKEY CLAY MFG. CO.
XCELSIOR
YOSEMITE
ZENITH
ZENITH / 1
ZENITH / 3
1 / ACORN
1 / CARNEGIE
1 3/4
2 (upside down) / DIA-D
2 1/8
9-78 / STOCKTON FIRE
24
1923
1924
[BTT triangle logo]
[CBMA logo]
[crystal face] (red pressed brick)
[round dimple] (red pressed brick)
[round dimple] (yellow pressed brick)
[star] / LIVERMORE
[three stars]










Suggested reference for this web page using Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers:

Mosier, Dan L., Collection of California Bricks, 2001, http://calbricks.netfirms.com/brickcollection.html (accessed put-date-here).

Copyright 2001 Dan L. Mosier

Contact Dan Mosier at danmosier@earthlink.net.