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Pratts of Dunkinfield, suppliers of silencers and Motor spirit and lubricating oil

1888 Formation of oil distribution concern by a group of British oil merchants.

1896 Anglo-American Oil Co began marketing Pratt's motor spirit.

1910 Advert by Anglo-American Oil Co of Pratt's motor spirit.[1].

1928 Introduction of a high grade motor spirit, Pratt's Ethyl, in conjunction with Ethyl Gasoline Corporation.[2].

1929 In response to competitive pressures, Anglo-American Oil Co would supply Pratt's Motor Oils directly to garages.[3].

1933 Advertised the benefits of Pratt's Ethyl and Essolube in reducing winter starting problems[4].

1935 Anglo-American Oil Co replaced the brand name Pratt's by Esso, to align with other products such as Essolube, Essolene, etc[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 29 March 1910
  2. The Times, 8 August, 1928
  3. The Times, 30 May 1929
  4. The Times, 20 October 1933
  5. The Times, 5 April 1935