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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 pm
by Rick A
most of the items the company produced could be repaired. Instruction Book #17 contained breakdowns and repair parts for most of them.

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 2

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 3

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:38 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 4

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:39 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 5

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:40 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 6

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 7

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:43 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 8

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:45 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 9

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 10

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:48 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 11

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:49 pm
by Rick A
Instruction book 12

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 pm
by Rick A
The company's phone number in 1890 and telegraphic code in London from 1899

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:59 pm
by Rick A
In the past when steam trains let off excess steam at a station the noise could be extremely loud. The city of Boston looked into this problem as the complaints mounted up. Ashton Valve came up with a solution that proved very popular with the Train companies. A muffler! Same idea as on automobiles. And the blow back valves actually saved steam that used to be wasted.

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:00 pm
by Rick A
The state of Massachusetts looked into the noise problem of steam locomotives and here's a copy of a report.

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:03 pm
by Rick A

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:08 pm
by Rick A
Ashton patent steam gage.
Ashton Valve bought out the Boston Steam Gauge company in 1892 and entered the gauge market.
They immediately offered their own Ashton patent steam gage. The 1896 catalog page says the item was patented in 1891, a year before they even purchased the Boston Steam Gauge company, who they purchased for a particular patent BSG owned. I wonder if it's the same patent?

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:10 pm
by Rick A
The Ashton catalogs not only had new products and the regular offerings but always a firm statement of the company's purpose and intent. They make for interesting reading.

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:16 pm
by Rick A
1896 part 2

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 pm
by Rick A
1896 part 3