Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:20 pm

The 1906 catalog.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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1906 part 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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The 1920 catalog.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 pm

catalog #28
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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#28 part 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 am

The ideal alarm gauge was another practical item that could come in handy if the boiler room mechanic happened to fall asleep! When the pressure went too high, a loud alarm would go off.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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alarm gauge 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Alarm gauge 3
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Mullens Paper Tester
Ever wonder how the strength of paper or textile material is figured? In 1877 B.F. Perkins invented the Mullens Paper Tester. The gauge,(many of which were produced by Ashton Valve) would read the pressure at which the paper burst. These machines are still produced today.

https://books.google.com/books?id=JL...page&q&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=4B...page&q&f=false

https://www.mullentesters.com/testers.html
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Ashton Valve sanitary bubbler

At the beginning of the 20th century people refreshed themselves at public fountains and all drank from the same COMMON CUP, as it was called. Well, sickness and death soon followed and Ashton Valve soon had their line of sanitary bubblers on the market.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/histo...357064sanitary

https://safedrinkingwaterdotcom.word...he-common-cup/

https://jdbengineering.com/weird-mep...ry-common-cup/


Here is an article from the 1911 METAL WORKER journal.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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Sanity Bubbler 2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Unread postby Rick A » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:42 pm

Sanity Bubbler 3
This leads into the Ashton sanitary bubbler information.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

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