Does anyone know the history of Johnson Motor Oil sold in glass jars? The jar has orange lettering & metal lid

The jar also has a set of wings with the words....Time in one wing and Saver in the other wing.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Not sure if this is the oil you're looking for or not:

    Edible motor oil - motor oil made from vegetable and canola oils - Breakthroughs - Brief Article

    Duane Johnson may have developed the world's cleanest motor oil. He is so sure of the safety of his product that he submits it to on unusual test: he eats it. "When I go to meetings and have an engine running on this stuff, I'll pull the dipstick out and lick it." Petroleumbased motor nils cause e significant amount of the pollution a car releases, says Johnson, an agronomist et Colorado State University. His motor oil, made from canola and other vegetable oils, not only produces no air pollution of its own but cuts overall engine emissions by up to 30 percent.

    Johnson's motor oil is easy to make. He heats canola seeds and then crushes them to release the oil. He then mixes in small amounts of other oils, including sunflower, soybean, and castor oil to get the right consistency, "This is tabletop technology," he says. "We use a paint mixer to mix it and it's ready to go."

    This simple processing, says Johnson, is what makes the oil work so cleanly. Previous tries at using vegetable oils in cars started with refined oils with all the natural antioxidants removed. Without them, the hot oil turns into o stringy goop after about 12 hours in an engine. "We didn't strip out the natural antioxidants," says Johnson, "so a normal oil-change period of 4,000 miles is not a problem."

    Johnson has made preliminary tests of his oil in several car models, He first runs regular oil through the cars and does a standard emissions test, then repeats the process with canola oil. In his tests a 1971 Volkswagen's emissions were cut by 30 percent; a 1970 Mustang's by 15 percent. Thanks to clean-air laws, more recent models are less polluting, says Johnson, but canola oil still reduces hydrocarbon emissions from brand-new vehicles. "Vegetable oils have always been better lubricants than petroleum," says Johnson. "They reduce the friction inside the engine so it works more efficiently. You get less pollution from the gas as well as from the oil."

    Petroleum motor oils are hazardous waste, costly to dispose of properly. Canola oil, on the other hand, biodegrades quickly and won't pollute groundwater, so it can be disposed of in a regular landfill. "It has about the same toxicity as maple syrup," says Johnson. He now sells the oil for $1.50 a quart--about the same price as regular motor oil. The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, is already trying out the oil in one of its official vehicles. And the Wisconsin State fleet might soon have 300 of its cars running on the stuff. "They'll test it for six months," says Johnson. "If it works--which it will--they will mandate it for all their vehicles."

    and here's another I found:


    Johnson Oil Company was established in 1917 by JB Johnson as a Standard Oil distributorship. In 1957, Mr. Johnson's son Ralph became the owner and continued until 1972 as an Esso distributor. On June 1, 1972, Jan Johnson became owner and continues today as owner of Johnson Oil Co., Inc, a distributor of Exxon and Pure branded petroleum products.

    Through the years, Johnson Oil has seen many changes. Products have changed, employees have changed, business methods have changed, but Johnson Oil has remained steadfast in its service to the area. The Johnson family is very proud that Johnson Oil Company is the oldest family-run business in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. 85 years and going strong!


    At Johnson Oil, we take pride in our commitment to serve our customers honestly, efficiently, safely, and at fair, competitive prices. Every customer is important. Every order, regardless of size, is important. We honor and care about you the customer, our most important asset.


    Johnson Oil Company is family-owned with many years experience supplying quality petroleum products. Jan Johnson, the president and owner, has 30 years experience. Anthony Smith, the office manager, has 29 years. Morgan Smith and Jeff Johnson, our friendly and courteous drivers, have a combined 20 years experience. For our tanker load deliveries, we use Kenan Transport Company.


    We know the business, we know our customers, and we have confidence our staff can handle all of your petroleum needs. Call us today for great service from a great company, Johnson Oil Company.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably for Johnson outboard motor,

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