Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Rick A Nov 20, 2019

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    I'm always coming across old steam parts and fitting catalogs in my online research of Ashton Valve. I find them fascinating. Maybe you will too.


    Crane Co. 1917
    https://archive.org/details/valvesfitti ... m+whistles

    Illinois Malleable Iron Co. 1916
    https://archive.org/details/valvesfitti ... m+whistles

    Best, Fox and Co. 1894
    https://archive.org/details/catalogueof ... m+whistles

    Walworth 1905
    https://archive.org/details/WalworthMfg ... m+whistles

    Burnett Co. 1900
    https://archive.org/details/BurnetCoSup ... hton+valve

    Condensed catalog 1916
    https://archive.org/details/CondCatOfMe ... hton+valv
     
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    More fascinating stuff. I need to spend some time to really go through this.
     
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    I continue to be amazed at how old some of these names are. On another thread I mentioned that I bought Lunkenheimer valves and in this thread I see two more familiar names -- Crane and Walworth. With rebuilding, valve bodies can last a long, long time. Some brands, particularly control valve manufacturers, pay a bounty to recover valve bodies from the field so as to deter aftermarket repair shops from working on them. We usually went back to the OEM for repairwork to assure top quality. Not wise to save thousands with an aftermarket source and later have a process failure that costs tens of thousands.
     
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    Mechanical heating and ventilation, an exhaustive analysis of all systems 1895
    https://archive.org/details/mechanicalheatin00huye/page/n7?q=heating+and+ventilation+journal

    Ashton & Green, Limited: Slate, Tile, Brick, Cement, Marble, and Iron Manufacturers and Merchants 1887
    https://archive.org/details/AshtonAndGreenLimited1887?q=ashton+valve

    The Westinghouse automatic and straight air-brake combined E. T. equipment and machinery. Questions and answers with their defects and remedies ..1920
    https://archive.org/details/westinghouseauto00deal/page/n3?q=history+of+pessure+gauges



     
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    archive.org is a goldmine of research material.

    Carlisle joint station, and approaches from north, south, east, & west, including Saint Nicholas level crossing and Crown street junction : instructions to signalmen, drivers, guards, breaksmen, & others 1865
    https://archive.org/details/carlislejointsta00unse/page/n1?q=steam+whistles


    Practical points, a handbook for... engineers 1903
    https://archive.org/details/practicalpointsh00farn/page/n5?q=steam+whistles

    Price-list of plumbers' brass work, copper, iron, and earthen ware, and plumbing materials manufactured by Hayden, Gere & Co. : for sale by Dalton & Ingersoll, no. 19 Union St., Boston. 1866

    https://archive.org/details/pricelistofplumb00dalt/page/n5?q=steam+whistles


    Catalogue "B", pumps and hydraulic machinery for every service ..1900
    by Goulds Mfg.
    https://archive.org/details/cataloguebpumpsh00goul/page/n5?q=steam+whistles







     
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    Consolidated pop safety valves : 1910
    by Consolidated Safety Valve Co. New York
    https://archive.org/details/consolidate ... ety+valves

    Safety-valves 1875
    by Richard Hooker Buel
    https://archive.org/details/safetyvalve ... ety+valves

    Steam Boilers And Equipment 1928
    by C B Lindstorm
    https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dl ... ety+valves

    Boilermakers Marine and Land 1906
    by Traill, T. W.
    https://archive.org/details/boilermaker ... ety+valves

    An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Steam Engine: Comprising a General View of the ... 1822
    by Charles Frederick Partington
    https://archive.org/details/anhistorica ... ety+valves
     
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    Steam-boilers; their theory and design 1905
    Parsons, Harry de Berkeley,
    https://archive.org/details/steamboilersthei00parsuoft/page/n5?q=steam+boilers

    Guide posts on the engineer's journey, ill. by numerous engravings and containing many useful tables 1889
    by Tower, George Bates Nichols
    https://archive.org/details/guidepostsonengi00toweuoft/page/n3?q=steam+boilers

    Page boilers: catalogue no. 55 1929
    byWM. H. Page Boiler Co.
    https://archive.org/details/PageBoilersCatalogueNo.55/page/n3?q=steam+boilers

    General catalog A: plumbing and heating goods of every description 1910
    byWeil Bros.
    https://archive.org/details/WeilBrosGeneralCatalogA/page/n5?q=pipe+fittings
     
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    Here are 3 Sweets catalogues spanning the years 1917-1933. There are many differences between the 3 so check them out.

    Sweet engineering catalogues : a file of manufacturers' catalogues of industrial building products, power plant equipment, material handling equipment, factory equipment.
    by Sweet's Catalogue service

    https://archive.org/details/sweetsengineerin1917swee/page/n3/mode/2up?q=mason+regulator

    https://archive.org/details/SweetsE...g+catalogues?q=sweet's+engineering+catalogues

    https://archive.org/details/SweetEn...n+regulator+catalog?q=mason+regulator+catalog
     
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    L.M.Rumsey MFG Co.: Illustrated catalogue of plumbers, gas and steam fitters, machinists, engine builder and railroad supplies. 1885 by L. M. Rumsey Co.
    https://archive.org/details/L.M.Rum...mode/2up/search/ashton?q=brass+steam+fittings

    Eclipse steam specialties, catalog D. 1920 by Illinois Engineering Co

    https://archive.org/details/Illinoi...rine+pressure+gauges?q=marine+pressure+gauges

    Lidgerwood cableways for hoisting and conveying : this section of the cableway catalog shows typical installations of Lidgerwood cableways for building dams and locks 1912 byLidgerwood Manufacturing Company.

    https://archive.org/details/Lidgerw...gauge+supply+catalogs?q=gauge+supply+catalogs
     
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    The engineer's epitome 1892
    by Smith, N[ewton], J. [from old catalog]

    https://archive.org/details/engineersepitome00smit/page/n5/mode/2up/search/steam+gauge?q=steam+gauge


    Boiler accessories; 1909
    by American School of Correspondence; Leland, Walter S. [from old catalog]

    https://archive.org/details/boilera.../n6/mode/2up/search/steam+gauge?q=steam+gauge


    Forged steel water-tube marine boilers .. 1914
    by Babcock & Wilcox Company

    https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_fhaDAAAAIAAJ/page/n3/mode/2up/search/steam+gauge?q=steam+gauge


    Specifications for triple-expansion twin-screw propelling engines, with boilers and auxiliary machinery, for an armored cruiser about 9100 tons cruising displacement, to make a speed of twenty knots per hour at a displacement of 8150 tons.
    by United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Engineering 1892


    https://archive.org/details/specifi...5/mode/2up/search/steam+gauges?q=steam+gauges
     
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