Eli Loomis, William Willis, and Robert Childs witnessed the Jackson Walker Well’s violent eruption, and felt so inclined to turn that ancient black slime into a fresh mint. By 1881, they had officially funded and founded Bradford’s first refinery: a business-deal that has kept the oil town prospering for over a century. Naturally, the technology, the machinery, etc., it has but all been replaced – yet, The Bradford Oil Refinery, which still employs nearly 300 Bradfordians, remains the oldest functioning petroleum refinery in the world.
The company name is derived from what was thought to be from the three men’s favourite fishing spot, Kendall Creek, which runs right through the town of Bradford.
The can is in as found condition. Bought from a gas can collector together with 14 others. The screw cap is missing from the pouring spout.
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Product code: 121044