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Old 01-06-2005, 02:17:20 AM
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Standard Oil had a lot of subsidaries. Found a large Sinclar "DINO" station sign that's in my shop along with a big "ATLANTIC" one. Two is enough . Gas was $1.689 here in rainy NJ, in most places yesterday 1-05-2005. No "FLEA MARKETS", just more rain. Maybe Friday will be OK. Taking a "BREAK" on 3rd. shift.
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I remember a stations called CLARK, and Sunoco. What Oil Co's. were they?
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Here's the poop on 29 of them:

http://www.virginia.edu/igpr/apagoilhistory.html
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Clark Oil and Refining had a big refinery in Chicago - primarily a midwestern brand - their schtick was selling only one grade of gasoline - premium.
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Please, could you tell me which is the new name of the old"Texas American Syndicate" ? (latest information with this name: year 1923).

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I would guess, Standard Oil Company would be one of the oldest. What name did it use in modern times, Also What does Texaco, stand for? How did the name "Shell" come about? and who are they now? Who is now the "Pure" Oil co.? Which Company still goes by the old name? ( Jeff Gordon, hint hint) Other names of gas/oil companies, I can remember in this area: Sinclair, Lion, Esso. Help jog my memory.
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How about SOHIO (Standarg Oil Of Ohio), Purple Martin, Cities Service now Citgo.I know there are many more but this is all my tired brain can do now. steve
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BTY: What Oil Companies get their Oil from american Soil??
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How about Kendall oil in Bradford PA. They withstood the Standard oil juggernaut and lasted until recently. They finally got killed by Sunoco (Sun Oil Company) of Philladelphia. Now both are just names owned by a bunch of left coast *****s that are trading on the name. I really miss them both. Kendall made the best lubes and Sunoco had the hottest gas on the market. I think Kendall only ever sold gas around the oil patch in Titusville and Bradford.

Sunoco dropped their old 260 grade gas before 72. Our local airport sold it as avation fuel. It made my grandpap's Moline purr. Now I have to use 93 octane and dump loads of booster to keep the thing from pinging me a tune. The local airport stopped selling 130 octane and I am hurting.
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Upper Midwest had Champlin, which had a full line of petroleum products. CO-OP is another old brand here
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Was it Amoco that used the Flying A logo? There is a local gas station that has been in business for quite some time and he has restored and uses one of the old electric pumps that has the Flying A logo on it.

On another note, at an auction I attended Saturday, they sold a "Well Pump". I thought it was a bit unusual so I bought it. After all, I thought it was cheap enough for $10. After carrying back to the truck, I looked it over and it turned out to be a Standard Oil Pump This is the first one I've ever seen.

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