Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:14 pm

I was given an 1877 stock certificate at a recent Yankee Steam Up.

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:22 pm

A few more patents the company held.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:38 pm

At the Boston archives center I was able to copy the company's tax assessment records from 1879 and on. Total value of equipment and inventory.....$1000.00 then, and now?

$1,000 in 1879 → $25,675.90 in 2019
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:22 pm

A few of the other testers the company offered.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:14 pm

Association member photos. Many of the Ashton Valve executives and sales force belonged to industry groups.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:16 pm

A few more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 pm

The company also offered Marine and engine room clocks. They made the clock bodies and the clock works were made by Chelsea, Howard, or Seth Thomas.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:42 pm

In the 1896 catalog there are a few items that were not produced by Ashton Valve but are related to the industry. Here are pages of a few of them
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:44 pm

A few more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:47 pm

The last one!
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:41 am

Thank you for posting the Ashton and boiler related documents. I now have a head start on my winter reading list. :D
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:17 am

I'm glad you are enjoying these posts. Enjoy your winter reading and when you are done, you can explain a lot of it to me! I have almost no technical background and am learning things here and there but I have a long long way to go.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:53 pm

Ashton safety valve circular #56A
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:56 pm

One more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:30 pm

Ashton pop safety valve circular C2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 pm

and a little more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 pm

A couple more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 pm

the last of circular 56A!
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