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Object ID 002268

Object Name Black Beauty Axle Grease

Object Desc White metal cylindrical tin. Lid cannot be removed.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001741

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Black Beauty,axle grease,automobile,National Refining Company,Enarco,grease,tins,

Title Black Beauty Axle Grease

Description White metal cylindrical tin. Lid reads: "Enarco petroleum products, Black Beauty, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., axle grease, best on earth, manufactured by the National Refining co., Cleveland, O"


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Height 1

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.25

Circumference 7

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The National Refining Company

Maker Details The National Refining Company was located in Cleveland, Ohio. It began in 1882 as a refiner of kerosene, which was the product used by most households for light. The founder and head of the company until his death in 1920 was J. I. Lamprecht. After his death, his son W. H. Lamprecht became head of the company. The company had refineries in Findlay and Marietta, Ohio, and Coffeyville, Kansas. The Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery was opened in 1906.The Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery was sold to COOP refineries in 1944. The rest of the company was purchased by Ashland Oil and Refining Company in 1950.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1741



Date MAY 22,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor scuffs, scratches, and wear.