Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:45 pm

Utica gauge, pt 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:11 am

Ashton ammonia diffuser
In the early days of refrigeration, ammonia gas was given off and people living close to the plants were getting sick and dying from the fumes. Ashton Valve came up with a gauge, diffuser, and relief valve that helped to make the air around these plants safer.

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:14 am

A few more catalog pictures.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:16 am

And the Mass laws pertaining to ammonia and it's dangers
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:18 am

Mass Ammonia laws part 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:22 am

A few more adverts.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:58 pm

Another RR item, the Wheel Press Recording guage.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Wheel gauge #2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Wheel gauge #3
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:02 pm

Wheel gauge #4
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:04 pm

Wheel gauge #5
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm

Trade shows have been around for a long long time. They are still the best way to show new product, connect with ones customers, and check out your competition. Almost everyone has been to a flower show, travel show, steam shows, etc. The Ashton Valve company participated in many shows each year. And a few World Fairs too. Here is an overview of some of the shows the Ashton Valve company were part of.

First brief history of the Trade Show.
https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/pro ... -shows.htm
https://www.applerock.com/blog/post/his ... trade-show

Most shows were held yearly at different cities. Below is a small list of some of the trade shows Ashton Valve attended.
Mass charitable mechanic association, Boston 1874
cincinnati Industrial expo 1881
national expo of railway appliances , chicago 1883
International maritime expo ,Boston 1889
Columbian Expo (world's fair) Chicago 1893
Paris expo, France 1900
Supply mens association convention, Boston 1902
Universal Expo (worlds fair) St. Louis 1904
National association of stationary engineers, Richmond 1904
International railway congress 1905
National engineer convention, Niagra Falls 1907
Air brake association convention 1917
International Textile expo Boston 1921
National exhibition of power and mechanical engineering, NYC 1922

The list goes on and on.... Next I'll highlight some of the shows that I was able to get pictures of Ashton Valve display booths or awards they received.

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/ind ... 25&slide=0

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:48 pm

What better way to make a gauge easier to read in a dark boiler room than to illuminate it? I found one from around 1900 where the bulb was fixed behind the gauge, not always practical. Here's what Ashton Valve came up with.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 pm

A few more adverts.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:53 pm

These should throw a little light on the subject............
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