Vintage Steam Era parts catalogs

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Vintage Steam Era parts catalogs
Posted by Ashton on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:55 PM

I'm always comoing across old steam parts catalogs in my research of Ashton Valve. Here are a few that might interest anyone who wonders , "where did they get their repair parts from?"

Crane Co  1917

https://archive.org/details/valvesfittingsfo00cranrich/page/n5?q=safety+valves%2C+steam+whistles

 

Illinois Malleable Iron Co  1916

https://archive.org/details/IllinoisMalleableIronCompanyCatalogue/page/n3?q=safety+valves%2C+steam+whistles

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Posted by Ashton on Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:58 PM

 Crawley & Johnson catalog 1901

A 1901 catalog that offers some steam whistles

https://archive.org/details/illustratedcatal00craw/page/558?q=ashton+valve+steam+whistles

 

Best, Fox and Co. 1894

https://archive.org/details/catalogueof

 

crawley & Johnson 1901

https://archive.org/details/illustratedcatal00craw/page/558?q=ashton+valve+steam+whistles

 

Walworth 1895

https://archive.org/details/WalworthMfg

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Posted by Ashton on Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:41 PM

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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Posted by Ashton on Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:43 PM
A few more interesting bits of history.

catechism of the locomotive 1874
https://archive.org/details/catechi...? ... locomotive

Appleby's illustrated handbook of machinery 1903
https://archive.org/details/Appleby...0 ... locomotive

Development of the locomotive engine 1907
https://archive.org/details/development ... ngineering

Elements of railroad track and construction 1866
https://archive.org/details/elementsofr ... ilroad+men
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Posted by Ashton on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:08 AM

Some recent "discoveries"

Steam boilers, engines and turbines 1908
by Walker, Sydney Ferris

https://archive.org/details/steamboilersengi00walkrich/page/n9/mode/2up/search/steam+engines?q=steam+engines

 

Steam And Other Engines 1907
by Duncan J

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.241084/page/n3/mode/2up/search/steam+engines?q=steam+engines

 

Steam and Its Uses: Including the Steam Engine, the Locomotive, and Steam ...1856
by Dionysius Lardner

https://archive.org/details/steamanditsuses01lardgoog/page/n10/mode/2up/search/steam+engines?q=steam+engines

 

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Posted by Ashton on Monday, March 30, 2020 1:58 PM

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.RumseyCo.COMBINED/page/n11/mode/2up/search/ashton?q=brass+steam+fittings

 

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

https://archive.org/details/IllinoisEngineeringCo/mode/2up/search/marine+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
by Lidgerwood Manufacturing Company.

https://archive.org/details/LidgerwoodCablewaysForHoistingAndConveyingThisSectionOfTheCableway/mode/2up/search/gauge+supply+catalogs?q=gauge+supply+catalogs

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Posted by Ashton on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:20 PM

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/boileraccessori00techgoog/page/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/specificationsfo00unit_6/page/n5/mode/2up/search/steam+gauges?q=steam+gauges

 

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Posted by Ashton on Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:22 PM
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Posted by Ashton on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:02 PM

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