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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:52 pm 

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One of the old Ashton patents from 1935.


http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2001375.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:36 pm 

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An old Mullens paper tester from around 1901 with an Ashton gauge

https://www.thehenryford.org/collection ... ct/172160/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:43 pm 

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a brochure about the Ashton Wheel press recording gauge.

http://www.wheelshopautomation.com/pdfs ... ochure.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
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Another safety valve patent from 1884





https://patentimages.storage.googleapis ... 306208.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:06 am 

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A little information about Henry Ashton, the founder of Ashton Valve

Henry George Ashton

H. G. Ashton - Improvement in Lock Safety Valves for Steam Boilers.

1877 Patent. Safety Valve Attachment to Utilize the Escape Steam.

1884 Patent. Safety Valve.

1889 Patent. Safety Valve.

1896. Henry G. Ashton.
Henry G. Ashton (1846-1895)- Founder of the Ashton Valve Co.

HENRY G. ASHTON was born in Norfolk, England, March 30, 1846, the son of George and Martha Ashton. His education was that of the average English schools, supplemented by a complete course in mechanical and steam engineering. He served a regular apprenticeship as a machinist and mechanical engineer. He came to Boston in 1869, finding employment with the Hinckley Locomotive Works, in 1872 he was the superintendent for refitting the Eagle Sugar Refinery at Cambridge, and the same year invented the Ashton lockup pop safety valve for steam engines. He established a shop in Boston, which was destroyed in the great fire. He fitted up another shop, and farther developed the manufacture of his valve. In 1877 the Ashton Valve Co was organised. In 1878 Mr. Ashton was again burned out in the Cathedral fire, and fitted up his present shops on Franklin street, where he continues as vice-president, and general manager of the works. Mr. Ashton has received five highest premium medals. The Ashton valve has practically a worldwide reputation, the company sending its goods to many foreign countries. Mr. Ash-con is a member of St John’s Lodge, F. A. M.; Somerville Chapter, R. A. M-; Boston Commaodery, K. T.; and is a Mason of the thirty-second degree, Sc. R. He is a member of the Central Club, and the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association. Mr. Ashton married Miss Emma C. daughter of Henry and Mary E. (Simmons) Carter, of England. They came to Somerville In 1874, purchasing the estate on Bonner avenue, where they still reside. Besides spending a large amount of money in improving his own property, Mr. Ashton has caused several public improvements to be made at his expense.[1]

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:38 pm 

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Here's the patent for the pop safety valve he invented.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US123 ... on++123546


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:33 pm 

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At a steam show last year someone gave me an original stock certificate from 1877.

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