Ashton Valve Company

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:48 pm

In 1892, the company purchased the Boston Steam Gauge Company and entered the gauge business. Today, the Ashton gauges are remembered more than the safety valves. They are often very expensive on ebay.


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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:49 pm

Ashton Valve and WWII
Many factories were purchased by the War Department during WWII and used to manufactures materials for the war effort. The Ashton Valve company was one of those. The continued to make gauges and safety valves, but now exclusively for Naval ships.

The Defense Plant Corporation was the branch of the government assigned to this task. Here's a link to more information about them and a couple of letters that show the Ashton Valve's involvement.

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:49 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

Post by Rick A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:51 pm

And a couple more.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:49 pm

The company also offered 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

Post by Rick A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:09 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

Post by Rick A » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:11 pm

It wasn't long before the company became to busy with their own products to carry other companies products.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:18 pm

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

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:19 pm

And another.
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:21 pm

Pop safety valve circular C2
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 pm

Another few pics
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 pm

3rd of 4
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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:26 pm

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Re: Ashton Valve Company

Post by Rick A » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Train Shed Encyclopedia #40, a reprint from 1927.
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