The Ashton Valve company

Rick A Oct 22, 2019

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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. 1922  Power Show  NYC.jpg Trade show awards  1.jpg Trade show awards  2.jpg 1900 Paris....5.jpg
     
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    The International maritime exposition, Boston,Ma 1889

    Mass Fair National Export Exhibition 1892


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    1893 World Columbian Expo (worlds fair) Chicago

    1899 National export expo Philadelphia, Pa.

    Paris 1900, the company won a few awards at this one. 1893  WPRLD COLUMBIAN EXPO  1.jpg 1893  WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPO  2.jpg 1893  WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPO  3.jpg 1899....1.jpg 1899....2.jpg 1900 Paris....1.jpg 1900 Paris....2.jpg 1900 Paris....6.jpg 1900 Paris....7.jpg 1900 Paris....8.jpg
     
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    1902 National Association of Stationary Engineers Boston,Ma.

    1904 St Louis World's Fair

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    1904 Stationary Engineers Richmond,Va

    1907 Stationary Engineers Convention Niagra Falls

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    1921 Boston Textile show

    1921 NYC Marine Exposition

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    What better way to make a gauge easier to read in a dark boiler room than to illuminate it? I found one from around 1900 where the bulb was fixed behind the gauge, not always practical. Here's what Ashton Valve came up with. IMG_20190412_173511.jpg IMG_20190413_130729.jpg IMG_20190413_131040.jpg IMG_20190413_155658.jpg Double dial  locomotive steam gauge  1923.jpg
     
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    railway mechanic 1918.jpg Railway Mechanical Engineer  1922.jpg Railway mechanical engineer  1923.jpg IMG_20190503_115103.jpg Quadreplex RR gauge.jpg A few more advets.
     
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    These should throw a little ;light on the subject. #28    129.jpg #28    127.jpg #28    88.jpg #28    78.jpg #28    83.jpg
     
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    #17    63.jpg #17    60.jpg IMG_20190424_150013.jpg IMG_20190424_145948.jpg IMG_20190424_143253.jpg
     
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    The 1920 catalog included a few pages explaining the reasons that the Ashton pop safety valve was superior to it's competition. 1920    7.jpg 1920    8.jpg 1920    9.jpg 1920    10.jpg 1920    11.jpg 1920    12.jpg
     
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    I love the old advertisement art. Besides some beautiful fonts used for the lettering you can get a god look at many of the other products being advertised. A bit of a time capsule. IMG_20191209_145905.jpg IMG_20200226_104706.jpg IMG_20200226_104524.jpg IMG_20200226_104750.jpg IMG_20200226_105015.jpg IMG_20200226_105139.jpg IMG_20200226_105242.jpg IMG_20200226_105409.jpg IMG_20200226_105846.jpg IMG_20200226_110031.jpg
     
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    IMG_20200226_110128.jpg IMG_20200226_114151.jpg IMG_20200226_110758.jpg IMG_20200226_114245.jpg And a few others.
     
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    In 1900 The US was negotiating trade treaties with other countries, including France, to reduce the tariffs and sell more US goods overseas. Many US firms contacted the President, McKinley, to express their support for a new treaty. Ashton Valve was one of them. Trade treaty wFrance 1900  3.jpg Trade Treaty wFrance 1900  2.jpg Trade Treaty wFrance 1900  1.jpg
     
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    Lobbying, from a different era? :)
     
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    Ha! Yes, perhaps the President received a free gauge?
     
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    Boiler information from a 1922 book, engines boilers    5.jpg engines boilers  1    1922.jpg engines boilers  2.jpg engines boilers  3.jpg engines boilers  4.jpg
     
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    Ashton recording gauge circular #73.

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