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Remembering 156 Years of Valvoline Motor Oil

Valvoline motor oil appeared in 1866. The lubrication technology, and it's familiar packaging, has evolved over the years.

Valvoline motor oil first appeared in 1866, and just as the lubrication technology has evolved over the years, so has the familiar package that we see on store shelves when it is time to change the car’s oil.

The early metal cans became cardboard with metal tops and bottoms, and then plastic. The plastic jugs got newly designed no-spill pour spouts. After we get used to the new design, it is easy to forget about the old one, but taking a look back, there are some very familiar styles here.

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