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Castrol Wakefield Motor Oil Enamel Sign Reproduction Automobilia Garage Collectibles

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Authentic reproduction of a Castrol Wakefield enamel sign, featuring the iconic Wakefield Castrol Motor Oil text. Measuring 15cm in diameter, this enamel sign is crafted from genuine vitreous enamel, ensuring durability for both indoor and outdoor use. The high-quality enamel layers, burnt at 900 degrees, create a lustrous shine, reminiscent of vintage craftsmanship.

  • Material: Genuine vitreous enamel
  • Size: 15cm (approximately 5.9 inches) diameter
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • Features: Predetermined holes for easy installation
  • Year of Reproduction: Around 2000

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Gift a piece of automotive nostalgia! This vintage Castrol oil tin can, a relic from the 1960s, makes a perfect addition to any garage or man cave. With its classic logo and authentic wear, it's a unique décor piece for vintage car enthusiasts or collectors.

Unveiling Castrol's Legacy: From Pioneering Lubricants to Racing Triumphs

Castrol Wakefield Motor Oil Enamel Sign Reproduction Automobilia Garage Collectibles

Castrol Wakefield Motor Oil Enamel Sign Reproduction Automobilia Garage Collectibles

Castrol's story is quite fascinating. It all began in 1899 when Sir Charles 'Cheers' Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield departed from the Vacuum Oil Company and established C.C. Wakefield in England. Initially situated at Cheapside in London, the company primarily sold lubricants for trains and heavy machinery.

Portrait of Charles Cheers Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield, GCVO, CBE (1859 - 1941)
Image: Portrait of Charles Cheers Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield, GCVO, CBE (1859 - 1941)
Source: https://www.classicoils.co.uk/history

Around 1906, Wakefield launched their first lubricant designed specifically for cars. As the 20th century progressed, Wakefield became increasingly intrigued by the burgeoning motorized vehicles of the era, particularly airplanes and automobiles. Recognizing the need for specialized lubricants tailored to these new engines, Wakefield's team embarked on research and development.

Sir Charles 'Cheers' Wakefield pioneering the future of lubricants, meticulously studying the integration of castor oil into their formulations in the laboratory.
Image: Sir Charles 'Cheers' Wakefield pioneering the future of lubricants, meticulously studying the integration of castor oil into their formulations in the laboratory.
Source: https://www.classicoils.co.uk/history

Their quest led them to a breakthrough: a lubricant that possessed the unique qualities necessary to endure the demanding conditions posed by these modern engines. This innovative oil, formulated by incorporating a measured amount of castor oil derived from castor beans, exhibited the ideal characteristics—thin enough to function instantly during cold start-ups yet resilient enough to endure the intense heat generated by high engine revolutions.

Castrol Oil's Pit at the 1930 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race
Image: Castrol Oil's Pit at the 1930 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race.
Source: https://www.classicoils.co.uk/history

Named 'Castrol', this oil swiftly gained recognition and popularity for its exceptional performance. By 1960, the Castrol brand had become so widely renowned that C.C. Wakefield rebranded the company as Castrol Ltd., a testament to the remarkable success and impact of their pioneering lubricant.

Evolution of the Castrol logo
Image: Evolution of the Castrol logo: A visual journey from its inception in 1899 to its contemporary form.

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