Ashton Valve company

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Posted by Ashton on Friday, November 15, 2019 10:09 PM

most of the items the company produced could be repaired. Instruction Book #17 contained breakdowns and repair parts for most of them

 

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Posted by Ashton on Friday, November 22, 2019 11:12 PM

In the past when steam trains let off excess steam at a station the noise could be extremely loud. The city of Boston looked into this problem as the complaints mounted up. Ashton Valve came up with a solution that proved very popular with the Train companies. A muffler! Same idea as on automobiles. And the blow back valves actually saved steam that used to be wasted.

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Posted by Ashton on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:33 PM

Ashton patent steam gage.
Ashton Valve bought out the Boston Steam Gauge company in 1892 and entered the gauge market.
They immediately offered their own Ashton patent steam gage. The 1896 catalog page says the item was patented in 1891, a year before they even purchased the Boston Steam Gauge company, who they purchased for a particular patent BSG owned. I wonder if it's the same patent?

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