• Ashton Valve Company

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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

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  by Rick A
 
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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  by Rick A
 
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.

http://what-when-how.com/the-american-e ... ation-dpc/

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  by Rick A
 
Association member photos. Many of the Ashton Valve executives and sales force belonged to industry groups.
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  by Rick A
 
And a couple more.
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  by Rick A
 
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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  by Rick A
 
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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  by Rick A
 
It wasn't long before the company became to busy with their own products to carry other companies products.
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  by Rick A
 
Ashton safety valve circular #56A
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  by Rick A
 
And another.
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  by Rick A
 
Pop safety valve circular C2
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  by Rick A
 
Another few pics
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  by Rick A
 
3rd of 4
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  by Rick A
 
Train Shed Encyclopedia #40, a reprint from 1927.
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