The Ashton Valve company

Rick A Oct 22, 2019

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    Instruction book.....4 IMG_20190829_171221.jpg IMG_20190829_171254.jpg IMG_20190829_171318.jpg
     
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    IMG_20191025_115530.jpg IMG_20191025_115550.jpg IMG_20191025_115617.jpg IMG_20191025_115654.jpg IMG_20191025_115705.jpg IMG_20191025_115756.jpg IMG_20191025_115910.jpg IMG_20191030_124823.jpg IMG_20191030_124854.jpg 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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    The 1906 catalog. 1906    1.jpg 1906    2.jpg 1906    4.jpg 1906    6.jpg 1906    5.jpg 1906    22.jpg 1906    23.jpg
     
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    The 1920 catalog. 1920    1.jpg 1920    2.jpg 1920    3.jpg 1920    5.jpg 1920    6.jpg 1920    11.jpg 1920    10.jpg
     
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    Catalog 28. #28    1.jpg #28    2.jpg #28    4.jpg #28    5.jpg #28    7.jpg #28    72.jpg #28    185.jpg #28    124.jpg
     
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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. IMG_20181005_083949.jpg IMG_20190624_170944.jpg IMG_20190919_083910.jpg IMG_20190424_142924.jpg IMG_20190424_142946.jpg 1906    73.jpg 1920    129.jpg #28    145.jpg IMG_20190412_173253.jpg
     
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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 sanitary bubblers on the market.
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    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/histo...357064sanitary

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

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

    Here is an article from the 1911 METAL WORKER journal.
     
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    The information on the Ashton bubblers. IMG_20190930_114917.jpg IMG_20190930_115043.jpg IMG_20190930_115136.jpg IMG_20190930_115454.jpg IMG_20190930_115542.jpg 1920    162.jpg 1920    163.jpg
     
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    The company also produced steam whistles for the Railroad, marine, and boilerindustries. IMG_20180911_132243.jpg IMG_20180911_132426.jpg IMG_20191123_090257.jpg IMG_20191123_090319.jpg whistle    1.jpg 1906    93.jpg 1906    94.jpg 1906    95.jpg 1920    161.jpg
     
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    An early form of a pressure gauge was a U shaped gauge. Here's a picture.

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    The above article on "historic gauges" mentions the Utica gauge. Here is more information on this gauge. Utica gauge   1.jpg utica gauge   2.jpg Utica gauge   3.jpg Utica gauge   4 locomotive appliances 1902.jpg utica gauge   6  1896  locomotive engineering.jpg Utica gauge   5.jpg
     
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    A few articles about safety valves. 1901 and 1913. pop safety valves 1901   1.jpg pop safety valves  1901   2.jpg pop safety valves 1913   1.jpg pop safety valves 1913  2.jpg pop safety valves 1913  3.jpg pop safety valves 1913  4.jpg
     
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    And one from 1909. safety valve sizes 1909   1.jpg safety valve sizes 1909  2.jpg safety valve sizes 1909  3.jpg safety valve sizes 1909  4.jpg
     
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    Ashton ammonia diffuser
    In the early days of refrigeration, ammonia gas was given off and people living close to the plants were getting sick and dying from the fumes. Ashton Valve came up with a gauge, diffuser, and relief valve that helped to make the air around these plants safer.

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    And the Mass laws pertaining to ammonia and it's dangers.

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    Another RR item, the Ashton Wheel Press recording gauge. Wheel Press  D 1  1957.jpg Wheel Press  D 2.jpg Wheel Press  D 3.jpg Wheel Press  D 4.jpg Wheel Press  D 5.jpg Wheel Press  D 6.jpg Wheel Press  D 7.jpg Wheel Press  D 8.jpg Wheel Press  D 9.jpg wheel press recording gauge  1911.jpg
     
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    Wheel Recording gauge #2 wheel press recording gauge  1912.jpg wheel press recording gauge  1921.jpg Wheel press recording gauge  1922.jpg IMG_20190413_162508.jpg
     

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