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Penn-Drake Motor Oils

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Penn-Drake Motor Oils Marker
Inscription.  
The Penn Drake brand was originated by the American Oil Works of Titusville.

Michael Heisman (John Heisman's father), Frank VonTacky, William Teege, and Louis Walz created the American Oil Works in Titusville in 1885.

Pennsylvania Refining Company (aka Penreco - founded in 1878 in Karns City, PA), took over American Oil Works in the late 1920s and continued using the popular Penn Drake name. Plants were operated by Penreco in Titusville, Karns City, Edgewater, New Jersey, and Louisiana.

Penreco continued producing under the Penn Drake name until 1948.

In 1973, Penreco was acquired by Pennzoil.
 
Location. 41° 37.09′ N, 79° 40.272′ 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); Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker);
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Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Union 76 Gasoline (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 53 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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