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Mexico in Audrain County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bonnot Combined Brick Machine

1904 1926

 
 
Bonnot Combined Brick Machine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
1. Bonnot Combined Brick Machine Marker
Inscription.

Here rests a faithful servant of our company retired on account of age after twenty two years of continuous loyal service.

It is a Bonnot Combined Brick Machine installed at the East Plant in 1904 and moved to Josephine Plant in 1917. During this time it has made approximately 150,000,000 fire brick which have been shipped to satisfied customers in every states of the Union and to nearly every country in the world. It's splendid work and excellence of output contributed largely to the prosperity and growth of this company.

This tablet is dedicated in grateful acknowledgement of the service this machine has rendered.
 
Erected by A. P. Green Fire Brick Company.
 
Location. 39° 10.127′ N, 91° 53.41′ W. Marker is in Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain County. Marker can be reached from Missouri Route 15. Touch for map. Machine is part of the Museum of Audrain County complex, on the grounds of Robert S. Green Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 South Mudrow Street, Mexico MO 65265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diaspore Boulder (a few steps from this marker); Rex McDonald 833 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Bonnot Combined Brick Machine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
2. Bonnot Combined Brick Machine and Marker
Graceland (within shouting distance of this marker); Bean Creek German Evangelical Church and Littleby Methodist Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse Clock Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin College Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stones (about 300 feet away); Mexico (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mexico.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Bonnot Company. (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A. P. Green Fire Brick Company, Mexico MO. (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Historic Missourians: Allen Percival Green. (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A. P. Green Empire: The World's Finest First-Quality Fire Brick (1935). (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Bonnot Combined Brick Machine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
3. Bonnot Combined Brick Machine
Extrusion end of machine
Bonnot Combined Brick Machine Builder's Plate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
4. Bonnot Combined Brick Machine Builder's Plate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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