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


Pennsylvania Motor Oil

Amalie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Amalie Marker
William H. Daugherty lived in Titusville before founding the Daugherty Refinery in Petrolia, PA.

Amalie was created in 1903 when L. Sonneborn & Sons bought Daugherty Refinery. It was the first refiner of mineral oils in the United States.

In 1924, the Sonneborns bought the Franklin Creek Refinery in Franklin PA; building Amalie into a major industry source of pharmaceutical petrolatums (i.e petroleum jelly) and mineral oils.

Amalie was the first company to sell multi-grade motor oil (Imperial 10W30) in 1953.

Amalie''s current slogan "Better than it has to be... Since 1903"

In the 1960s the Sonneborns sold Amalie to Witco Chemical.

In 1996 Amalie was sold to Sun Oil and again in 1997 to the Barkett Family in Tampa Bay, Florida.

It is the largest privately held independent blender of motor oils and industrial lubricants in North America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 41° 37.093′ N, 79° 40.269′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania
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, 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); Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Oil Creek (here, next to this marker); Tidewater (here, next to this marker); Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (here, next to this marker); Atlantic Motor Oil (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
Additional keywords. Petroleum Industry
Amalie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Amalie Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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