Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pennsylvania Motor Oils
In 1867 Dr. John Ellis developed cylinder oils in Pennsylvania and in 1873 was awarded a trademark for Valvoline.
He marketed it as superior in quality to lard and fat in lubrication and was used by many railroads. Valvoline became the standard of excellence due to its exacting quality and unwillingness to sell out to Standard Oil.
In 1931 Valvoline purchased Galena Oil of Franklin and introduced an all-season all-purpose gear lubricant.
Valvoline merged with Ashland Oil and Refining Company of Kentucky in 1950.
Starting in the mid-1900s, the company focused on auto racing, sponsoring an array of Indy 500 winning drivers. Valvoline is now owned by Marathon
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 37.091′ N, 79° 40.271′ 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. Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor OilsSterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Amalie (here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Oil Creek (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
Additional keywords. Petroleum F1 Racing
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