The Ashton Valve company

Rick A Oct 22, 2019

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    A couple of years ago someone gave me one of the original stock certificates from 1877 IMG_20190816_173330.jpg
     
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    One of the items that survived the company was a list of serial numbers and the years that they represented. This is only way to be sure what year a gauge had been made. If the serial number happened to fall into the years of 1895-1922. The serial number was always on the bottom of the dial face. gage production figures.jpg IMG_20181005_083949.jpg
     
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    View attachment 207768 View attachment 207769 One of the items that survived the company was a list of serial numbers and the years that they represented. This is only way to be sure what year a gauge had been made. If the serial number happened to fall into the years of 1895-1922. The serial number was always on the bottom of the dial face
     
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    No, that's not my model. Yes, it is lovely. I'm just an N&W fan and knew their steam locomotives had the multiple safety valves in easy view.
     
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    I really want to go back through all of this. That photo of a boiler explosion result back in the beginning is a true reason for the safety valve invention.
     
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    Great picture, isn't it?

    Check out these stats from the late 1800's. Pretty scary..

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    Check out this report on boiler inspections by the Hartford Company from 1890. Now I know why there were so many explosions back then. locomotive Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance co 1890  2.jpg locomotive Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance co 1890  1.jpg locomotive 3.jpg locomotive1 4.jpg locomotive1 5.jpg locomotive1 6.jpg locomotive1 7.jpg locomotive1 8.jpg
     
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    All these boiler issues. Perhaps more of these testing devices should have been used. IMG_20191025_111955.jpg IMG_20191025_112858.jpg IMG_20190416_174419.jpg IMG_20190416_174424.jpg IMG_20190416_174432.jpg
     
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    Some advice on boilers from the 1896 Ashton Valve catalog. IMG_20191025_115910.jpg IMG_20191030_130615.jpg IMG_20191030_130624.jpg
     
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    Association member photos. Many of the Ashton Valve executives and sales force belonged to industry groups.
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    The company produced Marine clocks. They made the clock body and companies like Seth Thomas, Chelsea Clock, and Howard made the clock works. IMG_20180621_105724.jpg IMG_20180429_115446.jpg IMG_20191031_121054.jpg
     
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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.

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    Ashton Valve safety valve circular #56A Ashton Valve  circular 56A  1.jpg Ashton Valve circular 56A  2.jpg Ashton Valve circular 56A  3.jpg Ashton Valve circular 56A  4.jpg
     
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    Ashton pop safety valve circular C2

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    And the rest of the circular. IMG_20171211_142404.jpg IMG_20171211_142418.jpg IMG_20171211_142445.jpg IMG_20190829_164433.jpg
     

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