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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:02 am 

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The 1906 catalog

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:04 am 

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The 1920 catalog

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:06 am 

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catalog #28

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:42 am 

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The dead weight tester is the accepted way to check the accuracy of a guage. Here is an interesting article about the tester.

https://www.chandlereng.com/-/media/ame ... ochure.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:12 am 

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The ideal alarm gauge was another practical item that could come in handy if the boiler room mechanic happened to fall asleep! When the pressure went too high, a loud alarm would go off.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 24&slide=2

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https://www.trainboard.com/highball/ind ... pg.209712/

https://www.trainboard.com/highball/ind ... pg.209715/

https://www.trainboard.com/highball/ind ... pg.209717/


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:46 pm 

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Mullens Paper Tester
Ever wonder how the strength of paper or textile material is figured? In 1877 B.F. Perkins invented the Mullens Paper Tester. The gauge,(many of which were produced by Ashton Valve) would read the pressure at which the paper burst. These machines are still produced today.


https://www.mullentesters.com/testers.html

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https://books.google.com/books?id=JL0fA ... &q&f=false

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 am 

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Ashton Valve sanitary bubbler

At the beginning of the 20th century people refreshed themselves at public fountains and all drank from the same COMMON CUP, as it was called. Well, sickness and death soon followed and Ashton Valve soon had their line of bubblers on the market.



https://safedrinkingwaterdotcom.word...he-common-cup/

https://jdbengineering.com/weird-mep...ry-common-cup/

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 am 

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An interesting article about sanitary bubblers.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:19 pm 

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More boiler advice from 1900


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:41 pm 

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An early form of a pressure gauge was a U shaped gauge. Here's a picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:44 pm 

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I love "patent art". It's beautiful, especially the older patents. Here are some old steam gauge patents courtesy of google patent. Enjoy!

https://patents.google.com/patent/US116 ... nts&page=1

https://patents.google.com/patent/US119 ... e++patents

https://patents.google.com/patent/US204 ... nts&page=1

https://patents.google.com/patent/US197 ... nts&page=2

https://patents.google.com/patent/US162 ... nts&page=3

https://patents.google.com/patent/US163 ... nts&page=4

And the link to all the pages.
https://patents.google.com/?q=steam&q=g ... e++patents


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:24 pm 

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A few steam era adverts from the old journals.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:28 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 pm 

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The International maritime exposition, Boston,Ma 1889

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Mass Fair 1892. National Export Exhibit

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Cincinnati 1881

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1893 World Columbian Expo (worlds fair) Chicago 1893

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 Post subject: Re: Ashton Valve Company
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:39 pm 

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1899 National export expo Philadelphia, Pa.

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1900 Paris France The company won a few awards at this one.

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