Friday, December 4, 2009

Cancel for December 4: Wilburine Oil Works



WILBURINE OIL WORKS, XXX
DEC
4
Warren, Penn.

The first oil boom territory in the United States was in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania's Appalachian oil region had many of the tank car builders and repair shops, especially in the industrial cities in NW Pennsylvania.  Titusville, Franklin, Warren and Sharon in northwest Pennsylvania were centers for tank car production, dating to the 1870’s.  Willburine Oil Works, of Valvoline Oil Company, in Warren, PA, repaired tank cars for Valvoline which handled refined products from Warren and East Butler, PA refineries. Wilburine worked with Allegheny Foundry to build the Allegheny automobile, a pioneer roadster. The roadster's engine was difficult to cool and the project failed.

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