Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


The purpose of this thesis is to give a brief study of American lubricating oils, to show the motorest of the importance of the compounds and elements that make a good motor oil. They are many compounds and elements in a good motor oil. When they are not mixed or united in the proper quantities cause the quality of the motor oil to be reduced to a point that is unsafe to use in an automobile. Poor lubricating oil causes any machine to wear very rapidly. This discussion will be limited to the products of three of the most important oil refining companies in the United States. The products meet the requirements specified by the Bureau of American Standards and Society of American Engineers.1 The correctness of the data secured will lie in the conditions that prevailed in the laboratory of it's orgination and the technique used in the procedure.

1Society of American Engineer, is an organization of the representatives of automobile producers, who set the standards for material to be used in cars.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. P. Perry

Committee Member

C. L. Wilson

Committee Member

J. J. Abernathy


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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