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Old 08-08-2016, 09:08 AM   #31
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My father started his career with Magnolia Oil, which became Mobil oil. He worked in the accounting department for 40 + years. He got to see a lot of changes. I remember some of the old "accountant tools" he used and I can remember well when Mobil sold branded tires and batteries. My dad had accounts for the number of "blemishes", and I was amazed at the numbers.

One interesting thing, Mobil Oil purchased Montgomery Wards. The employees of Mobil received very nice discounts at Montgomery Wards, so everything I had as a kid came from the Montgomery Wards catalog. I still have may Power Kraft hand tools that are guarantied for life, (I may have trouble taking a tool back). I also have my 22 rifle that came from the Montgomery Wards catalog. When I bought my first car, I bought an electric buffer that is still going strong.

So, it is just interesting to know what all these companies own.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #32
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My father started his career with Magnolia Oil, which became Mobil oil. He worked in the accounting department for 40 + years. He got to see a lot of changes. I remember some of the old "accountant tools" he used and I can remember well when Mobil sold branded tires and batteries. My dad had accounts for the number of "blemishes", and I was amazed at the numbers.

One interesting thing, Mobil Oil purchased Montgomery Wards. The employees of Mobil received very nice discounts at Montgomery Wards, so everything I had as a kid came from the Montgomery Wards catalog. I still have may Power Kraft hand tools that are guarantied for life, (I may have trouble taking a tool back). I also have my 22 rifle that came from the Montgomery Wards catalog. When I bought my first car, I bought an electric buffer that is still going strong.

So, it is just interesting to know what all these companies own.
Good Old Monkey Ward hey !!!
Never heard of Magnolia Oil ,,, Must have been a Texas thing ???
When I was much younger we had A Pure Oil & a Gulf Oil stations in our neighborhood !!!
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:18 AM   #33
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Magnolia Oil is where the flying red horse came from.

http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...roleum_Company
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