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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes Marker
Inscription.  
In 1879, A.L. Confer constructed a refining still 18 miles from here in Reno, PA called the Empire Oil Works.

He recognized a need for a better illuminating oil and used carefully controlled temperatures to create a high-quality kerosene. In 1911, C.H. Ellingwood organized Wolverine Lubricants Company of New York and merged with Empire in 1928 to become Wolverine-Empire Refining Company. They specialized in aviation oil and were direct suppliers to Pan-American Airways.

In 1940, the company became Wolf's Head and supplied WWII flying fortresses and B-29s. Staying local for many years, Wolf's Head was bought by Pennzoil in 1963 and is now owned by Shell.
 
Location. 41° 37.092′ N, 79° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 8). 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. Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Amalie (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (here, next to this
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes Marker
marker); Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Oil Creek (here, next to this marker); Tidewater (here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Additional keywords. Petroleum
 
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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 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 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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