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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:54 am 

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Ashton marble or slate tablets.
An attractive way to display multiple gages on the wall of a boiler room. One of these was on ebay a few years ago. It weighed almost 500 pounds, being a large slab of 1" thick slate, and you had to pick it up.
Here's a description from the 1914 catalog. " These tablets, like those on the following pages, are some of the most attractive designs for gages, both as to neatness of appearance and economy of space. They can be furnished in any style of marble or slate desired, and the prices include the necessary acorn nuts and gage screws. Name plates and wall bolts are always extra."

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:57 am 

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A great story from an old Ashton Valve employee, Fred Casey, who worked the railroads before becoming an employee.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:51 am 

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Hinkley Locomotive Works was a Boston based locomotive manufacturing enterprise that goes back to 1831. Here's an interesting file about the company. Henry Ashton, the founder of Ashton Valve, found his first job there in 1869.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:54 am 

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n 1892 Ashton Valve purchased the Boston Steam Gauge company and entered the gauge production market. Here's a bit of information about the gauges Boston Steam Gauge produced.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:32 am 

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I just picked up an old invoice from 1888.



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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:13 pm 

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Some restored Ashton gauges.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 1:15 pm 

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Interesting gauge and testing equipment article from the 1908 Handbook for the care and operation of Naval Machinery.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:19 am 

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An interesting sales letter from 1897. It looks like a form letter with the address of the company being approached typed in at a later date.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 am 

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Locomotive pop safety valve circular #56-B-1. Not sure of the date of issue.


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