10100 Dante Avenue
Good old Arthur Moniz.
3718 Patterson Avenue
When I first noticed that some of the old EBMUD water-meter covers had dates, I freaked out for a while because I’d already covered half of Oakland. Then I decided to let someone else claim that obsession. You like these? They’re all yours.
Meanwhile, I’ve documented some more sidewalk stamps, so let’s resume.
Bancroft Road at 68th Avenue
This is in the middle of Bancroft, on the median at the crosswalk.
First there was Cal Cragun, starting in the 1930s. Then, starting in 1940, there was Cragun & Cragun, whose marks were simply a double-stamp of Cal’s mark. I’ve found examples up to 1947. Then there is this lovely new custom stamp, sign of a thriving business. So why have I only found a single example in two-thirds of Oakland? I think it must be because they were headquartered farther south somewhere.
The date of this mark is a conundrum. I think the original mark reads 1954, but this must have been emplaced in a later yearI just can’t tell what year.
3745 Rhoda Avenue
This pushes G. Tribuzio still further into the 1950s. Note the partially obliterated part of the mark. He was using the full version as late as 1936 with his address, 425 Market Street.