Company Of The Month. PURE

Posted by: s932

Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 05:54 AM

For the month of June we will focus on The Pure Oil Company.
Here is a little history of the company if anyone has anymore history feel free to add to this.

Three companies operating in the United States have used the Pure Oil name. The first began as a group of independent oil refiners, producers, and pipeline operators, in Fall 1895 in Butler, Pennsylvania, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, although it was incorporated in New Jersey. Pure was organized by independent interests to counter to the dominance of Standard Oil Company in the Pennsylvania oil fields, and was the second vertically integrated oil company (after Standard) in the region.[2] Operations were based in Oil City, Pennsylvania. David Kirk was elected the first president. He was succeeded in 1896 by James W. Lee.
Pure Oil sold illuminating oil in Philadelphia and New York City. Standard Oil was the major competitor. The company also built bulk terminals in Amsterdam and Hamburg and competed in Europe with Standard Oil, the Nobel and Rothschild families, and Deutsche Bank.
In 1900, Pure Oil became the holding company for three independent pipeline companies. Pure Oil Producing Co. was incorporated in 1902. In 1904 a refinery was built on the Delaware River which received 600 barrels per day (95 m3/d) from the United States Pipe Line. This increased to 1,800 barrels per day (290 m3/d) by 1906. The Pennoil tanker delivered oil to Europe.
By 1917, operations in Europe ended. Also, Beman Gates Dawes and his brothers, whose Columbus-based Ohio Cities Gas Company had begun in 1914, made an offer of $24.50 a share for the company. Dawes was building an Oklahoma refinery, and Pure Oil had production capabilities there which would benefit his company. The Pennsylvania company accepted the offer and made $22 million in profit on the sale.[3]
In 1920, Ohio Cities Gas Company's name changed to Pure Oil. In 1926, the headquarters moved to Chicago. Refineries were located in Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas. A Pure Oil Gas Station, built in 1933 and located at Saratoga Springs, New York, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]
By the 1960s, sales were $700 million a year, and Pure Oil ranked as one of the country's 100 largest industrial companies. Over 1,000 worked in the Chicago area. The company motto was "Be sure with Pure."
Union Oil Company of California purchased Pure Oil in 1965. Shortly after acquisition by Union Oil, Pure Oil's Refining & Marketing operations became the Pure Oil Division of Union Oil Company of California with the Pure Oil name continuing in full force. By 1970, the Pure Oil brand was phased out, and remaining service stations and auto/truck stops were rebranded as Union 76. The Pure Oil Division was merged with Union Oil's west coast Refining & Marketing division to become the Union 76 division.
After 1970, the Pure Oil name was retained as a registered trademark, while the Firebird brand name was retained and used primarily for motor oils and lubricants that were not extensively marketed toward consumers.
In 1992, Unocal announced plans to end Southeast operations.[5] The 76 brand is currently owned by Phillips 66 while Unocal was later bought by Chevron Corporation.
Pure, and later Union 76, was "The official fuel of NASCAR," a relationship that lasted over 50 years, ending in 2003.[6] Sunoco has since replaced 76 as the official fuel of NASCAR.
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 06:13 AM

Here are a few of my pure items.




Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 06:15 AM



Posted by: eshaver

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 08:51 AM

This is a model of a "Prototype " Pure oil cottage built here in Richmond Virginia . it was built in 1923 to test the aspects of such a building in a "Deed Restricted " neighborhood as Church Hill was at that time . It's still standing , it's around the corner from Edgar A. Poe's home on Main street. The building . or should I say the modified remains are on 25th street, "P " street and Burton Street . The last gallon was pumped in 1953 as there was no room to have had a second tank installed . They only sold Regular and all service work was done on the Burton street side . From 1953, it was actually a man's home until 1958 when it slowly became the site of a Take Out restaurant . In 1965, a large addition was added to allow for a larger kitchen . The addition went over the space where the single 800 gallon tank was . Known from the beginning as Triangle Filling station, the name stayed on as the resulting owners of the BBQ restaurant continued to operate until about 2008.





Ed Shaver
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 09:14 AM

I've always liked Pure items and have the brand as one of my "mini-collections". (one of many, lol! smile )

The rarest item I have is this 13.5" PUROL globe. If anyone would have seen how this was shipped to me, it was an absolute miracle that it didn't get destroyed in transit!



15" NOS lenses Pure globe.....I "saved" this set of lenses from a guy who had an original box of them and was drilling a hole in the center and making clocks out of them.



NOS Pure restroom locked porcelain door sign......



Pure-Pep and Pure Premium pump plates.

Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 11:13 AM

Darin the Purol on glass is on my list awesome globe and tough to find
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 02:53 PM

Some photos of some smalls and whats in my game room related to Pure Oil.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 02:56 PM

A few more.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 02:59 PM

And more:
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 03:34 PM

I only have a few Pure Oil items left. Two of them are fairly old and the other items are from the 50s and 60s:





Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 05:00 PM

Just a couple things for me,besides things already shown.....
Pure firebird dealer clock.

And one of the reasons bob doesn't have much pure stuff left! wink. Thanks bob!
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 06:21 PM

This pump is a cool as they come all porcelain and this is how John Jarvis found it.

Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 07:41 PM

Gatorgaspump sent me this picture of a pump he restored awesome pump
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 01 2013 11:19 PM

That is very nice ! Like the color breakup ,something different too.
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 02 2013 02:11 PM

Posted by: Dale Stephens

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 02 2013 07:14 PM

Here is a few Pure items I have....
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 05:11 AM

I was hoping you would post some of your stuff dale thanks. I love the 30 inch blue Purol pep sign def on the list
Posted by: eric grinder

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 05:44 PM

A few Pure signs from my end..
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 06:23 PM


Last of the pure items I have. Lets see some more I know there are a lot members with some pure stuff
Posted by: petrodad

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 08:08 PM

Can i send someone a couple pics of a pump and sign? Still cant figure out how to post em..
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 08:35 PM

Some of my Pure Stuff.
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 08:45 PM

Petrodad I sent you a pm
Posted by: scottpcm

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 08:53 PM

Super rare one piece etched Purol Gasoline smaller globe never seen another one. This globe was found many years ago at an antique store in Ohio here. Scott Benjamin
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 09:06 PM


Posting for petrodad and all I can say is wow. Scott the one piece is awesome
Posted by: Dale Stephens

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 10:02 PM

Some more...
Posted by: Andy

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 03 2013 10:21 PM

Here are my favorite Pure cans.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 04 2013 09:57 PM

A bunch more Pure items
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 04 2013 10:02 PM

More
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 04 2013 10:07 PM

and more
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 04 2013 10:22 PM

And more
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 04 2013 10:30 PM

And more!
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 08:30 AM

Pure
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 09:04 PM

Few Pure Items
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 09:07 PM

more
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 09:08 PM

Few more
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 09:13 PM

Tankar the lighted pure sign is awesome. Is that the glass version?
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 09:53 PM

It is the plastic version, I bought a lot of pure items from the man that had the pure station and this was out front hanging. Out of the collection this is one item I wanted bad.
Posted by: MARK SMITH

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 10:03 PM

Only a few.Nice stuff there guys!
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 05 2013 10:40 PM

60Wayne's little Pure cover reminded me that those were used to block off pump site glass holes when site glasses were removed.
My first thread on Old-Gas:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=47722&Number=301784#Post301784

John (Tankar) Your killing me with your stuff!!!
Posted by: Tokheim

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 06 2013 05:41 AM

Wow, great stuff!
Here is one of my favorite unrestored pumps in the collectin:

Posted by: Maps for the memories

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 06 2013 07:41 PM

There should be some of the images still remaining from 2007:
COTM November 2007 http://www.oldgas.com/shoptalk/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001960.html
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 06 2013 09:20 PM

John (Tankar) Your killing me with your stuff!!! Sorry Mike, Then this one may hurt as well. Very rare lubester plate, I have never seen another,
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 06 2013 10:43 PM

My newest addition, and I see it was listed in new discoveries in the June PCM magazine.

Just remember John, I have a good idea where you live!!
Just bring this stuff to Iowa in August and I lighten your load home...LOL
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Fri Jun 07 2013 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Tankar
John (Tankar) Your killing me with your stuff!!! Sorry Mike, Then this one may hurt as well. Very rare lubester plate, I have never seen another,


...nice sign - if that's 15" in diameter, it's a truck sign...
Posted by: Dale Stephens

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Fri Jun 07 2013 02:25 PM

John(Tankar):
Is the lubester plate you have an 8 inch diameter sign? There was a picture posted in Check the Oil magazine a few years back that was an 8 inch. I think Mike Rhein was the one that had sent in the picture. By the way, nice sign....
Posted by: Dale Stephens

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Fri Jun 07 2013 02:28 PM

I like the new discovery....
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Fri Jun 07 2013 05:19 PM

From what i have found, Pure doesnt have a lot of graphics on their cans but they went all out on the Fast Mail grease cans...I love this scene with the train....Have found a 5, 2 and 1 pound so far...
Posted by: wocopep

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Fri Jun 07 2013 05:33 PM

Thats one of the best cans I have ever seen.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 09 2013 12:12 AM

Great looking can!!
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 11 2013 08:36 AM

And the Neon arrow for my 6' lighted sign.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 12 2013 09:31 PM

A few of my Pure items.
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 12 2013 10:19 PM

Here is my only contribution to the COTM for this month.
It was a double sided porcelain flange sign. You can't see it to well but it does say "The Pure Oil Co." at the bottom.
Here is a link to the thread where I asked about this sign. There are some great signs and oil cans with a Keystone Cop graphic that is very cool!
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=59974&Number=376410#Post376410
Great Job with the COTM!

Posted by: The Brain

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 13 2013 01:11 PM









Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 13 2013 01:51 PM

I'm am so jealous right now
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 13 2013 02:32 PM

Wait until Mike M. sees it, you better have the heart machine charged up!! Great collection.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Thu Jun 13 2013 05:21 PM

John you called that one dead right!!! I'm in awe with drool running out both sides of my wide open mouth...
Very nice collection Greg!!!
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sat Jun 15 2013 08:10 PM

Nice Greg !!!!!

A few more items in my collection.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 16 2013 10:41 PM

I like advertising. From the 'net and ebay:

The "Birth of PURE Firebird Gasoline":



1961 Economy Run:



As Shawn mentioned, PURE was into Auto Racing:





Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Mon Jun 17 2013 07:46 AM

A few stations.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Tue Jun 18 2013 02:14 PM

more
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 19 2013 09:10 AM

Spark Plug Cabinet..
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 19 2013 10:11 AM

Originally Posted By: minuteman
Spark Plug Cabinet..


Wow ! what a great piece.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Wed Jun 19 2013 01:18 PM

Awesome cabinet!
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 23 2013 02:45 PM


Picked this up at CTO this week
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 06:45 AM

Last day for pure post them if you got them thanks to everyone who contributed
Posted by: sandman325

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 08:24 AM

Here's my one and only Pure oil item. A 1930's radiator cover.



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 12:56 PM

Yikes, almost got caught snoozing on this one!

Steve
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 12:58 PM

Firebird pump
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 12:59 PM

Display case
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 01:01 PM

More....
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 01:03 PM

....
Posted by: Big

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 01:07 PM

My Gasboy, 1982 repro globe, and repro pump sign... No real stuff harmed for this garage art .
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 01:12 PM

Steve, I hope you don't mind:







Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 02:01 PM

Purol Ethyl
Posted by: s932

Re: Company Of The Month. PURE - Sun Jun 30 2013 05:01 PM

Purol ethyl is a hard one to find