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

Sterling Oil

Sterling Oil Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Sterling Oil Marker
Inscription.  Sterling Oil was created in the 1890s by P.J. Bayer as a marketing vehicle for Emlenton Refinery's "Sterling" cylinder engine and Dynamo oil for Erie and Western New York.

It was acquired by Eastern Refining Company during World War I. For the next decade, Eastern used Sterling to market its gasoline. Sterling Oil was incorporated in 1923 and boasted a chain of gas stations in Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Eastern Ohio.

Eastern was reorganized in 1923 as Quaker State Oil Refining Company, and continued to market the Sterling Brand.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 41° 37.09′ N, 79° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on 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. Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker);
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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); Spindletop (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 149 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 26, 2023