• Ashton Valve Company

  • General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment
General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

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  by Rick A
 
My ancestor Henry G Ashton started the Ashton Valve Co in 1871. The company lasted about 100 years and manufactured parts for locomotive, stationary, and marine boilers. and many Railroad related items. Here's a brief history of the company and a few of their old advertisements. Enjoy.
And drop me note if you have any information or stories about the company.
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  by Rick A
 
A page from the 1920 (?) catalog

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  by Rick A
 
And another:
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  by CLamb
 
You might already know this but a search of archive.org turns up 357 results.
  by Rick A
 
Thanks CLamb. I just spent a quick 30 minutes checking the site out. Really good. Even better than the Google Books where I find most of my material. I can see myself logging in some serious hours.
  by Rick A
 
A couple of items from my collection.
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  by Rick A
 
Here is Railroad related item the company produced.
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  by Rick A
 
The protected gauge had a very practical application.
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  by Rick A
 
The Y shaped ring protected the gauge from being damaged by shifting freight in the car.
  by Rick A
 
Here are a few of the patents the company had.
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  by Rick A
 
Gauges were made to last and for most of the Ashton gauges and valves, repalcement parts could be purchased. Here are a few pages of replacement items.
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  by Rick A
 
Testing gauges was very important for any engineer dealing with boilers. Here are a couple of devices meant to test the accuracy of a gauge.
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  by Rick A
 
The dead weight tester was probably the most popular one they offered. They are still in use today.
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  by Rick A
 
Another style of popular and very portable gauge tester.
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  by Rick A
 
I'm posting information and pictures of a few of the important people in the company.
Henry Ashton the founder
Albert C Ashton...his son
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