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a brand of lubricating oil made by C. C. Wakefield and Co of Wakefield House, 30/32 Cheapside, London, EC2. Telephone: City 4411 (10 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Cheery, Cent., London"
In 1909, the C. C. Wakefield and Co began production of a new automotive lubricant named "Castrol" (a contraction of Castor oil, from which it was made). The company developed specific oil applications for various applications of the new internal combustion engine, including automobiles, motorcycles, and aircraft. 
1917 Advertised as C. C. Wakefield and Co
1933 Book published in-house: Achievements of 1933, which was followed by similar books in later years.
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for High Pressure Greasing Equipment for Motor Transport . Forced Feed Mechanical Oil Lubricators for all types Steam Engines and Stationary Plant. Grease Lubricators for Crushers, Rolling Mills, etc., Grease Guns. (Engineering/Metals/Quarrys, Road, and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.507 
1937 Motor oil manufacturers. "Castraulic" Brake Fluid; "Castrol" Wakefield Patent Lubricating Oils; "Castrolaero C" Engine Oil. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
WWII All three British armed services used oils and lubricating equipment from Castrol.
1954 Book: Road Vehicle Lubrication. 
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Garage equipment. 
1965 Acquired the Atlas Preservative Co.
In 2000, Burmah-Castrol was acquired by the then BP Amoco plc (now renamed BP plc). Castrol branded lubricants continue to be sold around the world and are, in many countries, market leaders.