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Quaker State Motor Oil

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Quaker State Motor Oil Marker
Inscription.  
In 1914, Thomas and Hopewell Phinny of Oil City created Phinny's Quaker State Medium Oil. The Phinnys were granted a trademark for Quaker State in August 1921.

Quaker State was financed and marketed by J.B. Berry Brothers of Oil City. The Berry's family farm was Windy Hill Farms, located 2 miles south of Titusville.

Together the Phinnys and Berrys created the Eastern Refining Company. Over the next two decades Eastern reorganized to form Quaker State Oil Refining Corporation and produced lubricating oils.

They also acquired a second brand named "Sterling Oil" which marketed both oil and gas products.

Quaker State was headquartered in Oil City until 1995. After merging with Pennzoil in 1998, the brand is now owned by Royal Dutch Shell.
 
Location. 41° 37.09′ N, 79° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils
Quaker State Motor Oil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Quaker State Motor Oil Marker
(here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker); Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (here, next to this marker); Union 76 Gasoline (here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Amalie (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Additional keywords. Petroleum
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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