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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] re Flying Horse Oil Company
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 15:22:36 EST
In a message dated 12/8/01 3:56:14 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> This may be a reference to what is now Mobil. Their symbol (since at least
> '50s) was a red winged horse appearing in flight.
If my history of the petrolium industry is correct <and it may be *G*> Mobil
is a contraction of Magnilia Oil Co. It is possible that they took over
Flying Horse and got the signage.