The National Refining Company

Trademarks

Included here are all the registered trademarks that I have been able to locate. Much thanks go to the Kansas State University Libraries , where most of the research was done, and also to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the copies.

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Trademark #19,321 registered April 14, 1891. This trademark was in use since February 15, 1885. It is usually printed, stamped, stenciled or otherwise marked on the heads of barrels containing National Light Oil (illuminating-oil), and also on letters, circulars and advertisements. This trademark was renewed April 14, 1941.

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Trademark #19,322 registered April 14, 1891. This trademark was in use since February 15, 1885. It is usually printed, stamped, stenciled or otherwise marked on the heads of barrels containing Supreme Light Oil (illuminating-oil), and also on letters, circulars and advertisements.

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Trademark #19,323 registered April 14, 1891. This trademark was in use since January 8, 1888. It is usually printed, stamped, stenciled or otherwise marked on the heads of barrels containing lubricating oil, and also on letters, circulars and advertisements. This trademark was renewed April 14, 1941.

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Trademark #19,324 registered April 14, 1891. This trademark was in use since February 13, 1890. It is usually printed, stamped, stenciled or otherwise marked on the heads of barrels containing stove gasoline, and also on letters, circulars and advertisements. This trademark was renewed April 14, 1941.

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Trademark #61,055 registered March 5, 1907. This trademark was in use since February 13, 1890. Was displayed on barrels, boxes and other packages containing stove-gasolene. This trademark was renewed March 5, 1927 - March 5, 1947.

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Trademark #61,080 registered March 5, 1907. This trademark was in use since January 8, 1888. Was displayed on barrels, boxes and other packages containing lubricating-oil. This trademark was renewed March 5, 1927 - March 5, 1947.

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Trademark #61,307 registered March 12, 1907. This trademark was in use since February 15, 1885. Was displayed on barrels, boxes and other packages containing the illuminating-oil (kerosene). This trademark was renewed March 12, 1927 - March 12, 1947.

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Trademark #63,369 registered June 18, 1907. This trademark was in use since February 13, 1890. Was displayed on barrels, boxes and other packages containing gasolene. This trademark was renewed June 18, 1927 - June 18, 1947.

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This trademark was used on cans circa 1900-1909. Author has only two examples that use this logo.

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Trademark #63,966 registered July 16, 1907. Was displayed on barrels, boxes and other packages containing Supreme Light oil. This trademark was renewed July 16, 1927 - July 16, 1947.

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Trademark #103,247 registered March 23, 1915. This trademark was in use since March 27, 1914. Was applied to cans, barrels and other packages or vessels containing a plastic compound, waterproof gums and long-fiber asbestos for covering or repairing roofs. This trademark was renewed March 23, 1935.

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Trademark #103,441 registered April 6, 1915. This trademark was in use since November 1, 1882. Was displayed on cans, barrels, and other packages containing lubricating-oil, gasolene and axle-grease. This trademark was renewed April 6, 1935.

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Trademark #103,859 registered April 20, 1915. This trademark was in use since June 30, 1914. Was displayed on cans, barrels, and other packages containing gasolene, kerosene, naphtha, benzin, lubricating-oils, and axle-grease.

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Trademark #104,152 registered May 4, 1915. This trademark was in use since June 30, 1895. Was applied to cans, barrels and other packages or vessels containing axle grease. This trademark was renewed May 4, 1935.

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This trademark was used between the thunderbird style eagle above and the Boy and Slate. circa 1910-1921.

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Trademark #164,506 registered February 20, 1923. This trademark was in use since July 19, 1914. Was applied to cans and drums containing oils and greases. This trademark was renewed February 20, 1943.

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Trademark #172,245 registered August 28, 1923 & trademark #181,706 filed November 20, 1923. Trademark #172,245 was in use since August 1, 1921. Trademark #181,706 was in use since March 22, 1923. Was displayed on cans, barrels, and other containers in which lubricating grease, gasoline, oils and lubricating compounds were sold. Trademark #172245 was renewed August 28, 1943.

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Trademark #372,212 registered August 8, 1939. Was applied to containers of anti-freeze compound for vehicle radiators. This trademark was in use since May 9, 1939. This trademark was renewed by Ashland Oil and Refining Company.

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Trademark #374,742 registered January 23, 1940. Was applied to containers of fluid lubricants. This trademark was in use since August 1, 1939. This trademark was renewed by Ashland Oil and Refining Company.

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Trademark #389,404 registered August 5,1941. Was applied to containers of kerosene for heating and illumination purposes. This trademark was in use since 1897.

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On May 3, 1939 National Refining announced that as part of a modernization program they have a adopted a new color scheme of ivory and green. This is what the new signage looked like.

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National EN-AR-CO solvo flushing oil. Trademark #394,358 registered March 31, 1942. Was in use since May 1941. Was applied to containers of the flushing oil. This trademark was renewed by Ashland Oil and Refining Company.

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National ENARCO tune. Trademark #397,671 registered June 30, 1942. Was applied to containers of a flushing and lubricating oil. This trademark was in use since October 1941. This trademark was renewed by Ashland Oil.

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National ENARCO C1 motor oil. Trademark #401,682 registered March 23, 1943. Was applied to containers of motor oil. This trademark was in use since January 1941. This trademark was renewed by Ashland Oil and Refining Company.

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Trademark #514,174 covers trademark #103,859, registered August 23,1949. Was applied to containers of lubricating oil and grease. This trademark was in use since December 1930.

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This trademark was used during World War II to promote gas savings. It was a program that started with a cleaning treatment by EN-AR-CO SOLV, then a treatment of EN-AR-CO TUNE and lastly the use of EN-AR-CO C1 motor oil.

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