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The National Oil Company
General offices, 225 Canal, Cleveland, Ohio
Founder-President J. I. Lamprecht

On May 13, 1882 J. I. Lamprecht started The National Oil Company, which later became The National Refining Company. This company initially started as a distributor of oil products. Offices and works started at 225 Canal, Cleveland. This small company would develop into the largest independant oil and refining company of it's time.

Started using the trademark.

Trademark #103,441 was in use since November 1, 1882. Was displayed on cans, barrels, and other packages containing lubricating-oil, gasolene and axle-grease.

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