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RARE 1944 ONE YEAR SAFETY AWARD PIN
Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911, the Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920, the company registered the name "Mobiloil" as a trademark.
Henry Clay Folger was head of the company until
1923, when he was succeeded by Herbert L. Pratt. Beginning February 29,
1928 on NBC, Socony Oil reached radio listeners with a comedy program, Soconyland Sketches,
scripted by William Ford Manley and featuring Arthur Allen and Parker
Fennelly as rural New Englanders. Socony continued to sponsor the show
when it moved to CBS in 1934. In 1935, it became the Socony Sketchbook, with Christopher Morley and the Johnny Green orchestra.
Vacuum Oil was founded in 1866 by Matthew Ewing
and Hiram Bond Everest, of Rochester, NY. The lubrication oil was an
accidental discovery while attempting to distill kerosene. Everest
noted that the residue from the extraction was suitable as a
lubricant. Soon after, the product became popular for use by steam
engines and the internal-combustion engines. Ewing sold his interest
to Everest, who carried on the company.
Vacuum Oil and Standard Oil of New York
(Socony) merged in 1931, after the government gave up their attempts
to prevent it. Their union, creating Socony-Vacuum Corp. made them the
third largest (at the time) world oil company. Everest was given a
salary job as President and remained with the company.
In 1931, Socony and Vacuum Oil merged, and in
1955, the company became Socony Mobil Oil Company. In 1963 it became "Mobilgas" then just "Mobil".