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Author:  Rick A [ Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Ashton Valve Company

Hello, I've been researching the Ashton Valve Company which was started by my ancestor Henry Ashton back in 1871. His patented invention of a pop safety valve led to boilers of all kind being much safer. I'm posting a story I've been able to piece together from old trade journals.
If anyone using this forum has an Ashton Valve story to tell, please let me know. I'm always looking for new information.



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https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Ashton_Valve_Co

Author:  Rick A [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here are a few old adverts:

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 77&slide=1

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 06&slide=4

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 06&slide=2

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ ... 06&slide=4

Author:  Thomas Cornillie [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Dear Rick,

According to the article linked below, the Smithsonian has a collection of steam safety valves from this time. The might have an example - and perhaps some archival materials as well-

https://issues.org/collective-forgettin ... al-crisis/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190829134 ... al-crisis/

Author:  Rick A [ Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Thanks Tom. I did order some copies of Ashton Valve correspondence from the Smithsonian a while back but I'll have to check to see if they have any Ashton Valve valves in their collection. If they don't, that issue could be rectified!

Author:  Rick A [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here's an easy way to learn about the company....

https://www.google.com/search?q=ashton+ ... 20&bih=969

Author:  Rick A [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Some old adverts.

https://www.steamlocomotive.com/applian ... onAds1.pdf

https://www.steamlocomotive.com/applian ... onAds2.pdf

Author:  Rick A [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

More history.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=187142

Author:  Rick A [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

And a page dedicated to gauges:



https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=187144

Author:  Rick A [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

The company also produced steam gauges for many of the steam automobile companies including The Stanley Steamer, Winton Motor Carriage co, Pope-Toledo, the White company, and the Baker Steamer.

http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/Par ... Gauges.htm

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8

Author:  Rick A [ Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

A great site to check out some of the old Ashton Valve catalogs.

http://www.crosby-steam.com/Ashton_Modu ... logues.htm

Author:  Rick A [ Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

I picked this up a while back. It's a vacuum gauge tester some one turned into a lamp. It is no longer a lamp!

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/ ... 0034E1CB61

Author:  Rick A [ Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Ashton gauges are very popular with the Steampunk movement.

https://machineagelamps.com/products/st ... l-lamp-130

Author:  Rick A [ Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

This page from a steam car site shows a chart that shows how many gauges the company produced by year from 1895 to 1922.


http://www.steamcar.net/gauge-specs.html

Author:  Rick A [ Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here is an article from 1911 talking about when the company moved from Boston to Cambridge.

https://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/cgi- ... xIN-------

Author:  Rick A [ Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ashton Valve Company

A company that will be rebuild Ashton gages.



http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6fd ... dab368/138

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