Object ID 002268
Object Name Black Beauty Axle Grease
Object Desc White metal cylindrical tin. Lid cannot be removed.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001741
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Garage Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
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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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.
Date MAY 22,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes Minor scuffs, scratches, and wear.