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    Ashton Valve Company

    Some of the old Ashton catalogs are now posted on archive.org https://archive.org/details/ashtonvalvetradecatalogs
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    Ashton Valve Company

    1895 catalog Pt 2
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    Ashton Valve Company

    I just picked up a circa 1895 copy of an Ashton catalog. Only 12 pages! The one for 1896 had 75 pages.
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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    Pittsburgh Gage & Supply Company Blue Book of Supplies : Catalogue No. 12 by Pittsburgh Gage & Supply Co. 1913 https://archive.org/details/PittsburghGageAndSupplyCoCatNo12/page/n3/mode/2up?q=ashton
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    Steam whistles, hot air, and collectors

    I was recently contacted by a man who purchased an Ashton 3 chime whistle at a sale a few years back. It's a beauty. He sent me some pictures of the whistles. Take a look.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    I recently picked up this quadruplex RR gage.
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    Safety Valve Data 1909 article

    An interesting article, Safety Valve Data, from the July 1909 edition of STEAM magazine.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    I reeently picked up an old Ashton gage , unused and in it's original packaging.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    And a few more.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    Part 2 from the 1941 Gage cataloh.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    Here are some pages from the 1941Locomotive Gage catalog
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    The 20th century guide for Diesel operators 1922

    The 20th century guide for Diesel operators; a practical book for operators, schools, libraries and those interested in Diesel operation 1922 by Rosbloom, Julius, 1877-1950; Sawley, Orville R https://archive.org/details/20thcenturyguide00rosbrich/page/n7/mode/2up?q=ashton+caisson+pressure+gauge
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    Ashton Valve Company

    Here's part 2
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    Ashton Valve Company

    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...
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    The Safety Valve Journal and F.E. Saward

    The Safety Valve Journal and F.E. Saward The Safety Valve Journal was one of the best steam age journals around at the turn of the century (according to the publisher!). I'm not sure when it was started and the oldest copy I found on Google books is from 1890. The journal was taken over by a...




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