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    Trade show giveaways Often at a industry trade...

    Trade show giveaways

    Often at a industry trade show, the companies displaying their products will offer customers a little token gift as a thank you or a reminder of what they have to offer....
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    Ashton Valve vacuum gage and vacuum gage tester.

    Ashton Valve vacuum gage and vacuum gage tester.
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    A vacuum gage article from the 1912 Compressed...

    A vacuum gage article from the 1912 Compressed Air journal.
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    I just picked up this Ashton pop safety valve....

    I just picked up this Ashton pop safety valve. This was manufactured after the company left Cambridge Mass in 1948 and set up in Wrentham, Ma. It was sold under the Crosby-Ashton name.
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    1877, the company first incorporated in Hartford...

    1877, the company first incorporated in Hartford CT. I recently was able to obtain a copy of the letter from the Hartford Daily Courant which is attached below along with a photo of one of the first...
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    Audel's engineering and mechanics guide 1921

    Audel's engineering and mechanics guide 1921
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    In 1903 there was a bill before congress to...

    In 1903 there was a bill before congress to shorten the work day for laborers on government work to 8 hours. Here was the Ashton Valve response.

    Some background on this bill.
    The Coal Strike of...
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    part 2 of the Moran price list

    part 2 of the Moran price list
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    In 1897 the Moran Bros. received a discounted...

    In 1897 the Moran Bros. received a discounted price list of their products. Here are the prices they received.
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    Tablets pat 2

    Tablets pat 2
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    Ashton marble or slate tablets. An attractive...

    Ashton marble or slate tablets.
    An attractive way to display multiple gages on the wall of a boiler room. One of these was on ebay a few years ago. It weighed almost 500 pounds, being a large slab...
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    Possible result of an unreliable safety valve

    Possible result of an unreliable safety valve
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    Some of the old Ashton catalogs are now available...

    Some of the old Ashton catalogs are now available to view at archive.org.


    Ashton Valve Trade Catalogs : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive
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    Hats off to the two Joe's for a couple of great...

    Hats off to the two Joe's for a couple of great posts. Thank you.
    I'm forwarding the comments on the 3 chime whistle to the guy who sent me the pictures.
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    I was recently contacted by a man who purchased...

    I was recently contacted by a man who purchased an Ashton 3 chime whistle a few years ago. It's a beauty and he sent me some pictures? I'm leaning towards a steamboat whistle. What do you think?
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    Safety Valve Data part 2

    Safety Valve Data part 2
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    An interesting article, Safety Valve Data, from...

    An interesting article, Safety Valve Data, from the July 1909 edition of STEAM magazine.
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    1941 gage catalog....4

    1941 gage catalog....4
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    1941 gage catalog....3

    1941 gage catalog....3
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    1941 gage catalog....2

    1941 gage catalog....2
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    The Ashton Valve 1941 locomotive gage catalog.

    The Ashton Valve 1941 locomotive gage catalog.
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    I picked up an old Ashton gage, unused and in...

    I picked up an old Ashton gage, unused and in it's original packaging.
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    Part 2 of the Guide pictures

    Part 2 of the Guide pictures
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    In the 1922 book, "The 20th century guide for...

    In the 1922 book, "The 20th century guide for Diesel operators", there are a couple of articles involving Ashton Valve products.

    The link to the entire book is below too.
    Part 1


    The 20th...
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    Power and the Engineer magazine 1909. A couple of...

    Power and the Engineer magazine 1909. A couple of mentions of "new" Ashton Valve items
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