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.