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Sunray DX Oil Company


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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Sunray DX Oil Company dating back to the 1960's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company Chairman of the Board and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

The certificate's intricate vignette features a male figure holding a test tube. He is surrounded by a train, laboratory equipment, an oil field and a refinery.


The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    The Sunray DX Oil Company was organized in 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company refined and marketed gasoline under the DX brand in several midwestern states, and included several refineries.

    By 1965 Sunray DX was the sixth largest oil company in the world. But in spite of its size and age the company was having some difficulty keeping pace with the rapidly changing socioeconomic landscape of the 1960s. In 1968, the company merged with the Sun Oil Company.

    Sun Oil continued marketing its petroleum products under both the Sunoco and DX brands through the 1970s and into the 1980s. In the late 1980s, Sun began rebranding DX stations in the Midwest to the Sunoco brand and even introduced the high-octane Sunoco ULTRA 94 gasoline to stations in that region, but by the early 1990s, they pulled out of virtually all areas in the southeastern U.S. and west of the Mississippi, resulting in the closing and rebranding of service stations and jobbers to other brands in those areas, notably Sinclair in Oklahoma. Ironically enough, they also at this time offered Economy 86, which was the lowest commercially available gasoline at the time.

    With increased diversification, Sun Oil Company was renamed Sun Company in 1976.