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Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« on: 24.12. 2018 11:18 »
Nice photo.
The sign for 'Petrol' is interesting as it was usually referred to as 'Motor Spirit' at the time.
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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #1 on: 24.12. 2018 14:07 »
Carless Petrol Co became Carless Capel & Leonard and is still one of the oldest petrol companies. The name "Petrol" was originally their trademark before it came into general usage . They trade today as Petrolchem Carless.
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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #2 on: 24.12. 2018 17:45 »
Carless Petrol Co became Carless Capel & Leonard and is still one of the oldest petrol companies. The name "Petrol" was originally their trademark before it came into general usage . They trade today as Petrolchem Carless.
That's interesting. I presume though the word is a shortening of 'petroleum'.... but wait, I just searched and found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum, which says that petroleum is a naturally occurring oil that issues from rocks. The word means 'Rock Oil'. So what was used in engines is, (was) a derivative of 'Petroleum', or maybe 'Petroleum Spirit'.
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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #3 on: 24.12. 2018 18:28 »
GB,

I think you stopped the Wiki search just short of the the goal. Check out the fourth paragraph under Etymology for the Carless reference.

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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #4 on: 24.12. 2018 19:29 »
Inspite of what wikipedia states, 50 yrs ago when speaking to Mr Leonard (grandson of one of the founders), he insisted to me that a trademark was granted but dropped because "Petrol" was in such universal usage.
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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #5 on: 25.12. 2018 09:21 »
Is that Beverley, East Yorkshire. Was that where Brentano's was?

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Re: Cherry & Sons, Beverley
« Reply #6 on: 25.12. 2018 09:58 »
Is that Beverley, East Yorkshire. Was that where Brentano's was?
Possibly and possibly.  *dunno2*
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