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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:49 pm 

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And a few more employees.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:32 pm 

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At the Boston archives center I was able to copy the company's tax assessment records from 1879 and on. Total value of equipment and inventory.....$1000.00 then, and now?

$1,000 in 1879 → $25,675.90 in 2019



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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:52 pm 

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In their catalogs they offered a number of testing devices for boilers and gauges.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 64&slide=0

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:39 pm 

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Association member photos. Many of the Ashton Valve executives and sales force belonged to industry groups.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:34 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:26 pm 

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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.



http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/ind ... jpg.91082/


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:56 pm 

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Ashton safety valve circular #56A

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:24 pm 

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Another circular C2

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 pm 

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Train Shed Encyclopedia #40. A reprint from 1927.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 pm 

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The Railroad Edition of the Instruction book #17 offered repair parts for many of the Ashton items. Virtually everything could be repaired, unlike today where virtually everything is thrown away.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:31 am 

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A few items from my collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:15 pm 

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Need to call the company in 1890? Get out your cell phone and try dialing


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:55 am 

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In the past when steam trains let off excess steam at a station the noise could be extremely loud. The city of Boston looked into this problem as the complaints mounted up. Ashton Valve came up with a solution that proved very popular with the Train companies. A muffler! Same idea as on automobiles. And the blow back valves actually saved steam that used to be wasted.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:57 am 

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The state of Massachusetts looked into the noise problem of steam locomotives and here's a copy of a report.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:00 am 

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The Ashton catalogs not only had new products and the regular offerings but always a firm statement of the company's purpose and intent. They make for interesting reading.

First up, the 1896 catalog.

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