Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:55 pm

A few catalog pages.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:57 pm

They held patents on a few styles too.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:59 pm

That's all.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:19 pm

The 1920 catalog included a few pages explaining the reasons that the Ashton pop safety valve was superior to it's competition.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:20 pm

A few more pages.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:51 pm

I love the old advertisement art. Besides some beautiful fonts used for the lettering you can get a good look at many of the other products being advertised. A bit of a time capsule.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:54 pm

A few more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:56 pm

A few others.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:57 pm

The last few for now.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:06 pm

Another group
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 pm

In 1900 The US was negotiating trade treaties with other countries, including France, to reduce the tariffs and sell more US goods overseas. Many US firms contacted the President, McKinley, to express their support for a new treaty. Ashton Valve was one of them.

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/ind ... 41&slide=0

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 pm

A few vintage articles about safety valves.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Part 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Part 3
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Part 4
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:09 am

Information from the 1922 book, Engines and Boilers.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 am

Part2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:15 am

An old advert from an 1894 periodical "Around the Lakes". It was put out by the Detroit Drydock Company , a ship building company from around the turn of the century. Here is some information about the company.Henry Ford worked there when he was 17.

http://www.detroiturbex.com/content/ind ... index.html

http://oldshipbuilder.com/SMMC.html

https://detroithistorical.org/learn/enc ... ck-company

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_Dock_ ... ,_Michigan)

http://detroit-ish.com/photos/detroit-d ... g-company/
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