Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Valvoline


Advertisement for Valvoline from the 1916 Proceedings of the Annual Cotton Manufacturers Assocation showing "VALVOLINE OIL CO. successor to Leanard & Ellis"


David Thompson identified and sent in this copy of R155 with a neat bullseye by Leonard & Ellis:


LEONARD & ELLIS.
1898
NEW YORK.


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One of the largest producers of motor oil in the United States, Valvoline was founded by Dr. John Ellis.  Ellis formulated a petroleum-based lubricant in 1866 and trademarked the Valvoline name in 1873 in Binghamton, NY.

Valvoline's modern logo:

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