Welcome to the H&B Petroleum Company
The Habcool™ Story
Stuart Huber founded H&B Petroleum Company in 1919
in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson was the home of Cook
Locomotive Works, Colt Firearms Company, and many factories
producing silk fabrics. H&B supplied lubricants for
the machinery and the steam engines that powered them.
The depression years proved to be difficult for H&B,
but as World War II approached, the company developed metal
cutting oils, which were well accepted
by the industry.
The post war years and the development of new high performance
alloys allowed the company to develop new cutting oils.
One of these oils was Habcool 318 tapping
and cutting oil. Habcool 318 has been a ‘best seller’ since then.
This product was supplied to Electric Boat Company and was used to machine
parts for the first nuclear submarine, “the Nautilus”.
Stuart Huber passed away in 1968 and was succeeded by
his son, Stuart D. Huber.
Thank you for your interest in our products
We are happy to assist you with any questions
you may have
our complete line of metalworking lubricants,
problems you may have.
We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service
and can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com or
via telephone at (973) 664-0144.