COTM: STANOCOLA

Posted by: Gary Drye

COTM: STANOCOLA - Tue Feb 01 2005 05:27 AM

Standard Oil Company OF Louisiana...Stanocola

Between 1906 and 1908, Standard Oil of New Jersey considered and decided to build a new refinery on the Gulf of Mexico. Standard Oil Trust officials decided Baton Rouge, Louisiana would be the site for this new facility. It was to connect with the Oklahoma oil fields via pipeline. In April 1909, The Standard Oil Company of Louisiana was organized under the presidency of Fredrick W. Weller. The new company immediately started to build the new refinery and pipeline. Stanocola was formed for production, refining, transporting and marketing.

Although it was Jersey Standards idea, Stanocola was basically an independent subsiderary of the Standard Oil Trust. After the courts ordered 1911 breakup of Standard Oil, Stanocola was assigned to Jersey Standard. It continued to operate as an independent company, marketing their own Stanocola products. Their marketing area included Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.

In 1924, Jersey Standard decided to unify all its affiliates and marketing areas with the "Bar and Circle" logo. The Stanocla logo was replaced with this new imaging. Stanocola continued on under Jerseys domain until Januaru 1, 1945, when it was completely absorbed by Standard of New Jersey.

The Stanocola "shield in circle" design is one of the most colorful logos ever produced. These graffics and the fact that it pre-dates 1924 makes them extremely rare and desirable.
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Tue Feb 01 2005 05:30 AM

Here is the beautiful logo used by Stanocola pre-1924. This is the rarer 18" version.
Posted by: Lastgas15

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Thu Feb 03 2005 01:39 AM

Good info Gary.
Anyone have any Stanocola stuff to post?
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 14 2005 06:28 AM

THANKS TO AUMMAN AUCTIONS FOR THIS SIGN:



DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES
Posted by: big cheese

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 14 2005 07:44 AM

awesome signs. cheese
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 14 2005 08:28 AM

Wow, what a great sign! I may be mistaken, but I think this sign was one of the first to replace the early "shield" logo. Probably circa 1923-24.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Tue Feb 15 2005 09:38 PM


THANKS TO AUMMAN AUCTIONS FOR THIS IMAGE!

DOC @ TAG/WEST
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 21 2005 08:12 PM

THIS SIGN ALSO COURTESY OF AUMANN AUCTIONS:

Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Sat Feb 26 2005 06:11 AM

All known Stanocola globes were 15" metal until I found this one (globe on the left). It's 16 1/2" metal and was a "new find". Unfortunately, it does have a lot of paint loss, but I still think it is cool.
Posted by: +Chris Holt

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Sat Feb 26 2005 07:46 AM

Gary , thats a great looking globe , thanks for the information.
Posted by: Kysoilman

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Sat Feb 26 2005 01:31 PM

Nice globe Gary.Do you or anyone know the connection between Stanocola and Standard Oil of Kentucky (KYSO)? I have seen several grease cans with Kentucky on the bottom.I was told or read somewhere that KYSO sold Stanocola product,but KYSO was a buyer of Petroleum products so the question.

Thanks Willie for saveing me the can.Rex
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Sat Feb 26 2005 05:43 PM

Rex, Stanocola produced and marketed their own products from their refinery. I'm sure KYSO was a purchaser of these various lubricants.
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Sat Feb 26 2005 06:26 PM

Rex, I forgot to add what a nice can that is. If you ever run across another, keep me in mind.
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 28 2005 04:21 AM

They do exist! This is the first map I have ever seen from Stanocola. Always wondered if any were out there. Unfortunately, I was outbid in the last seconds, so I only will have pics to look at.
Posted by: Gary Drye

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 28 2005 04:57 AM

In my research, only 3 or 4 states were shown as their marketing area. The map has several more states listed. This was one reason I wanted the map. To see if Stanocola had services in these other states, which I believe they did. For those interested, here is a link to the auction which has a couple of more cool pictures of the map. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7136709448&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Feb 28 2005 07:39 AM

THIS SIGN COURTESY OF AUMANN AUCTIONS:



[This message has been edited by THE AMERICAN GARAGE (edited 02-28-2005).]
Posted by: mapper

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Mar 07 2005 05:25 PM

I've read a lot of postings in the past, but haven't actually sent anything in myself. I have two Stanocola maps...a Tennessee dated 1925, and an Arkansas which must be a year or two older. The Tenn map has an indicator
where all Tenn. Stanocola bulk distribution stations are located and
another for all Stanocola Service Stations - lots of them. The blue one is not dated but from the looks of it, it could be a year
or 2 older. Again, it shows all the bulk distribution stations for Arkansas. I can always get more pictures if anyone would like them.
http://home.earthlink.net/~agent86/data/Stanocola.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~agent86/data/Stanocola25.jpg

Alan
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: COTM: STANOCOLA - Mon Mar 07 2005 05:51 PM

THANKS ALAN FOR THE MAP PICS AS THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF VISUALS FOR STANOCOLA....THIS HELPS ALOT! ....AND THANKS FOR JOINING IN AND WELCOME TO OLDGAS!

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES