The company of the month for September, 2007 is Ashland Oil. I worked for Ashland from 1971 to 1979, so in addition to my Mobil-related stuff, I have a few items from Ashland, Valvoline, and Freedom. Here's a list of companies and brands that became part of Ashland over the years:
National (white Rose)
White Rose/Mid West Refining
Independent Quality Service
Oskey Brothers (North Star)
Cincinnati Oil Works
Union Oil Company (Cincinnati,OH)
I'm by no means an expert on Ashland, but I'll be posting a little information on their history and pictures of the globes, signs, cans, and maps in my collection. For this COTM feature to even come close to last's month's great one on Conoco, you folks will need to pitch in by adding pictures of your Ashland-related items and any history you might have on any of the companies listed above.
So........here's some globes to start things off:
If you have pictures but don't know how to post them, send them to me via the email icon above and I'll get them posted for you.