In 1939, Chestien Wynn, a 70 year old retired attorney with an interest in lubrication chemistry, discovered a formula he named “Wynn’s Friction Proofing” Oil. This surface treatment for metal actually changed the chemistry of the metal, making it softer and better able to withstand friction and wear.
Chestien would mix a batch of his product in his one car garage workshop, fill and label glass bottles with it and sell them to the local service stations and garages. Motorists, who used the products once, wanted another bottle of it. That was the foundation stone of Wynn Oil Company.Read the full history
In 2005 Wynn’s became part of the Performance Polymers & Fluids division of Illinois Tool Works.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) designs and produces an array of highly engineered fasteners, components, equipment, packaging, power systems & electronics, polymers and fluids, decorative surfaces and specialty products for customers around the world.Read the full history