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Continental Oil Company
Houston, TX
1875 - current

Alternative Names

 

Continental Oil and Transportation Company, 1875-1929

Continental Oil Company, 1929-1989

Continental Oil Company (subsidiary of Dupont), 1989-1997

Conoco, 1997-2002

ConocoPhillips, 2002 - Current

 

Other Locations

 

Ogden, UT - 1875 to 1885

Houston, TX 1885 to 1929

Ponca City, OK 1929 to 1950s

Houston, TX 1950s to current

 

History

 

A lot of non-crayon manufacturing companies had crayons made specifically for them.  Continental Oil Company was one of the larger businesses to do so.  They produced a crayon product under their Conoco label and came up with a "anti-squeak" crayon.  I have no idea why anyone would need a crayon that didn't squeak as I wasn't aware that crayons squeaked in the first place.  Nevertheless, in the 1940s they came out with an industrial crayon.  Their company goes back to 1875 when it was called Continental Oil and Transportation Company and was out of Ogden, UT.  They eventually got taken over in 1885 by Standard Oil but had to relinquish the control back to Continental in 1913 at the order of the US Supreme Court.  In 1929 they merged with Marland Oil Company and relocated their Headquarters to Ponca City, OK where Marland Oil was based.  They renamed the merged companies to the Continental Oil Company and they used their shorter name, Conoco, and went public in 1929 just one month before the giant stock market crash.  They survived and continued on until 1989 when Dupont bought them out in an effort to avoid other hostile takeovers of the company.  It was the largest merger in history at the time.  They operated as a subsidiary of Dupont.  In 1997 they split with Dupont and went their own way in the largest IPO offering in history.  In 2002 they merged with the Phillips Company to become ConocoPhillips and still operate as that today.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Conoco Anti-Squeak

COC0001

LID

1

12

Green

Red Triangle

Conoco in triangle

1940s

7

$7

 

Photos

 

 

Conoco Anti-Squeak - 12 black.jpg

 

COC0001