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A glossary of terms relating to bricks and blocks
Glossary

Term

Definition

Frog

A recess on one or both sides of a brick, created by inserting a spacer into the brick mould during manufacture. It creates a space for mortar that provides additional strength to the wall. An abbreviated form of the brickmaker name is sometimes shown in the frog, as follows:

ABW

?

AD

Dykeman Yard

ALSIP

Alsip Brick, Tile and Lumber Company

A S Co

A. Snyder & Company

B B Co

Balmoral Brick Company

B&C

Redcliffe Brick Company (Redcliffe, Alberta)

DMW

Wardrop Brick and Tile Company

F T

Thomas Yard

G P

Gilbert Plains Brick Company

HALES

Robert Dorrell Hales

H S

Henry Stephens Brick Company

LduB Co

Lac du Bonnet Brick Company

LEARY

Leary Brickworks

MJM

M. J. Moran Brick Company (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

M.J.Moran

M. J. Moran Brick Company (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

MORRIS

Morris Brick Manufacturing Company

MPBCo

Manitoba Pressed Brick Company

M S Co

M. Snyder & Company

NBC

Neepawa Brick Company

PlaP

Portage la Prairie Brickyard Company

PREMIER

Redcliffe Brick Company (Redcliffe, Alberta)

SIDNEY

Sidney Brick and Clay Works Limited

SNYDER

Snyder Brick Yards

SOURIS

Payne & WIthers at Souris

VIRDEN

Virden Brick and Tile Company

VWG

?

WB

Winnipeg Brick Company

WOODS

Wood’s Brick Company

WRD

Deloraine Brick Yard [William Richard David]

Sources:

We thank Frank Korvemaker and Shayne Campbell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2021

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Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

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We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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