Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Oronite Cleaning Fluid

Standard Oil (Calif.) Products

Oronite Cleaning Fluid by Standard Oil Company of California, late 1920s-early 1930s. 8-oz. canister (now empty) with lid, possibly a free sample size. Diameter 3 inches, height (with lid) 3¼ inches.

Kill those pesky cockroaches with Oronite, then use it to clean even your dantiest frocks and satin slippers. Now available in an exclusive non-exploding formula.

Advertisements for Oronite first appear in California newspapers in early 1926, with the same graphic art shown on our canister.

Standard Oil Company of California (SOCAL) traces its origins to Pico Canyon in the 1870s and was still producing in Pico Canyon when this product was manufactured. Read the story here.



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LW3778: Download original images here. Item purchased 2021 by Leon Worden; transfered 4/2021 to SCV Historical Society.
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