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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

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  by Rick A
 
A few more steam era adverts.
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  by Rick A
 
Last edited by Rick A on Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Rick A
 
Re-post.

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
 
More info on the Wheel Press Recording gauge.
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  by Rick A
 
Wheel Press gauge #2
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  by Rick A
 
Trade shows have been around for a long long time. They are still the best way to show new product, connect with ones customers, and check out your competition. Almost everyone has been to a flower show, travel show, steam shows, etc. The Ashton Valve company participated in many shows each year. And a few World Fairs too. Here is an overview of some of the shows the Ashton Valve company were part of.

First brief history of the Trade Show.
https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/pro ... -shows.htm
https://www.applerock.com/blog/post/his ... trade-show

Most shows were held yearly at different cities. Below is a small list of some of the trade shows Ashton Valve attended.
Mass charitable mechanic association, Boston 1874
cincinnati Industrial expo 1881
national expo of railway appliances , chicago 1883
International maritime expo ,Boston 1889
Columbian Expo (world's fair) Chicago 1893
Paris expo, France 1900
Supply mens association convention, Boston 1902
Universal Expo (worlds fair) St. Louis 1904
National association of stationary engineers, Richmond 1904
International railway congress 1905
National engineer convention, Niagra Falls 1907
Air brake association convention 1917
International Textile expo Boston 1921
National exhibition of power and mechanical engineering, NYC 1922

The list goes on and on.... Next I'll highlight some of the shows that I was able to get pictures of Ashton Valve display booths or awards they
received.

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/ind ... jpg.91325/

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  by Rick A
 
What better way to make a gauge easier to read in a dark boiler room than to illuminate it? I found one from around 1900 where the bulb was fixed behind the gauge, not always practical. Here's what Ashton Valve came up with
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  by Rick A
 
More illuminated gauge info
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  by Rick A
 
These pages should throw a little light on the subject.......
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