Pitch perfect: gasoline

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans that were used to market gasoline and motor oil.

Alemite helps the world go ’round (Stewart-Warner Corp.).
Alemite means correct lubrication.
All the way from the refinery to your farm (Cities Service gasoline).
Always delivers (gasoline).
America’s fifth freedom is free enterprise (Union Oil Co.).
America’s No. 1 gasoline (Socony-Vacuum Co.).
An extra quart of lubrication in every gallon (Quaker State).
As the sign of friendly service (Mobilgas).

Best in new cars; best in old cars (Sealed Power Corp.), Muskegon, Mich.
Best of miles, The (Skelly Oil Co.), Kansas City, Mo.
Best oil in any case, The (Sterling).
Best that can be bought “a quarter a quart.” Why pay more?, The (Harwood Bros.).
Be thrifty, buy quality (Valvoline Oil Co.).
Better run for your money, A (Ethyl).
Better stick to the STANDARD (oil).
Blue Sunoco, the Over-Drive Motor Fuel (Sun Oil Co.).

Choice of champions, The (Kendall Refining Co.), Bradford, Pa.
Cleans as it lubricates (Havoline motor oil).
Costs less to start with (Standard Oil Co.).
Cream of them all, The (El Penn Motor Oil Co.), Columbus.

Distilled motor oil, The (Sun Oil Co.).
Does four jobs at once (Shell Motor Oil).
Down, Gilmore, down (Gilmore Oil Co.).

Economy gasoline (Tydol), Tide Water Oil Co.
Economy oil for Fords (Forzol), Tide.
Engineered to fit the job (Tycol lubricants).
Extra miles are free, The (Lion Oil Refining Co.), El Dorado, Ark.

Film of protection, The (Veedol Motor Oil).
Finest anti-knock non-premium gasoline ever offered at no extra cost (Union).
Finest oil that man produces, suited for a thousand uses, The (3-in-1 Oil Co.).
First choice of experience (Quaker State oil).
Flows fast, stays tough (Pennzoil).
Food for speed (gasoline), British Petroleum Co., London.
For a change, try Sohio (Standard Oil Co.).
For clean lubrication (Door-Ease products), Am. Grease Stick Co.
For every machine of every degree of wear there is a Sinclair Oil to suit its speed and seal its power (Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corp.).
For happy motoring (Esso).
Full powered (Pomiac gasoline), Winona Oil Co., Winona, Wisc.

Gasoline, not cut price guessoline (Sun Oil Co.).
Gives your engine an extra margin of safety (Pennzoil Co.).
Goes farther safer (Pennzoil).
Grade for each type of motor, A (Vacuum Oil Co.).
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