National Refining Time Line
General offices, Room 35, 155 St. Clair, Cleveland, Ohio
This is the oldest newspaper or magazine advertisement that I have been able to locate so far. It is from the June 30, 1894 Cuyahoga County News, Ohio. At the time of this ad, automobiles were just being invented and the White Rose Gasoline they are referring to here is stove gasoline. Also at this time these products were distributed through hardware stores, grocery stores and other general stores.