What is the derivation of the name "Delvac"?

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Del = Diesel Engine Lube Vac is from Vacumm Oil Co. a prior Co of Exxon Mobil an BTW Delo from Chevron is Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil.
 
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Originally Posted By: hisilver
YZF150 is old and grey by now! Nice work though.
+1. Wow, 9 years to receive a response. LOL -Dennis
 
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Mobil was the Standard Oil Company of NY after the 1911 Standard Oil breakup by the government. Its brand was Socony (Standard Oil Co. of NY). The merged with Vacuum Oil to make Socony-Vacuum. Hence, the Vac in Delvac. Mobil became the primary brand, particualy since Socony could only be used in the Northeast. Each Standard oil company could only a Standard derived name in their 'home' region. The Standard Oil Company of NJ, used the name Esso in the East and outside of the US. It later was renamed Exxon. The two companies merged and made ExxonMobil, the two biggest parts of Standard Oil reunited. Interestingly enough, they had a joint venture in some countries prior to remerging called Stanvac (Standard Oil NJ Esso-Socony Vacuum Mobil).
 
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Originally Posted By: JAG
Now, all that's left to answer is how Rotella got its name!
Googled it... Haha this is what I got: Any one of numerous species of small, polished, brightcolored gastropods of the genus Rotella, native of tropical seas.
 
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Originally Posted By: ffracer
Mobil was the Standard Oil Company of NY after the 1911 Standard Oil breakup by the government. Its brand was Socony (Standard Oil Co. of NY). The merged with Vacuum Oil to make Socony-Vacuum. Hence, the Vac in Delvac. Mobil became the primary brand, particualy since Socony could only be used in the Northeast. Each Standard oil company could only a Standard derived name in their 'home' region. The Standard Oil Company of NJ, used the name Esso in the East and outside of the US. It later was renamed Exxon. The two companies merged and made ExxonMobil, the two biggest parts of Standard Oil reunited. Interestingly enough, they had a joint venture in some countries prior to remerging called Stanvac (Standard Oil NJ Esso-Socony Vacuum Mobil).
Very interesting. We used to have a refinery at port stanvac down under. Can't recall the operator. It was indeed mobil.
 
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