Here’s a roundup of some cute brass lids I’ve seen in our sidewalks.
M. Greenberg’s Sons, the San Francisco firm I’ve mentioned before, made this lid next to the old Fairfax Theater building, out on Foothill at Belvedere.
This pair of well-preserved covers made by the Hays company is on Piedmont Avenue.
And this last one is from a company I haven’t featured here before. The Scott Company specialized in heating and ventilation systems, starting about 100 years ago.
They were headquartered at 381 11th Street. I haven’t done a big search, but I do know they lasted until at least 1938. There was another Scott Company, in San Leandro, founded in 1975, that folded after a contracting scandal in San Francisco a few years ago, but that was not these guys.
Then there’s this sidewalk maker.
1299 Longridge Road
I haven’t been able to find out a thing about Mr. Nisalas. He must have been from outside Oakland.