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by Rick a
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

An interesting sales letter from 1897. It looks like a form letter with the address of the company being approached typed in at a later date
by Rick a
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

And a few more of the old patents.
by Rick a
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

And a couple more.
by Rick a
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

A few more patents.
by Rick a
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

The company had many patents over the years. Here are a few of them.
by Rick a
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Ashton Valve and WWII. Many factories were purchased by the War Department during WWII and used to manufactures materials for the war effort. The Ashton Valve company was one of those. The continued to make gauges and safety valves, but now exclusively for Naval ships. The Defense Plant Corporation ...
by Rick a
Sun May 24, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here are a few other styles of testers.
by Rick a
Sun May 24, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

They also offered a few gage testers in different styles.
by Rick a
Sun May 17, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

More information about the Dead weight tester.
by Rick a
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Gauge testers were available in a couple of different styles.
The Dead Weight tester, which are still used to this day, was one of the most popular for accuracy.
by Rick a
Wed May 13, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Horseless vehicles 1900
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Horseless vehicles 1900

Horseless vehicles; automobiles, motor cycles operated by steam, hydro-carbon, electric and pneumatic motors; a practical treatise for ... everyone interested in the development, use and care of the automobile, including a special chapter on how to build an electric cab, with detail drawings by Hisc...
by Rick a
Tue May 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here are some others.
by Rick a
Tue May 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Here are some of the vintage publications I found Ashton Valve references in. They are great browsing material and usually can be found in their entirety on google books or archive.org
by Rick a
Tue May 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Self-propelled vehicles; 1904
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Self-propelled vehicles; 1904

Self-propelled vehicles; a practical treatise on the theory, construction, operation, care and management of all forms of automobiles 1904
by Homans, James E. (James Edward), b. 1865


https://archive.org/details/propelledse ... utomobiles
by Rick a
Mon May 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

Hand book pages 5 - 7.
by Rick a
Mon May 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

A gauge and tester article from the 1908 Handbook for the Care and Operation of Naval Machinery
by Rick a
Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

A few more "pages on the gauges" and a piece from my collection mentioned in the #17 manual.
by Rick a
Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

#17 also had parts for many of the gauges the company offered.
by Rick a
Mon May 11, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ashton Valve Company
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Ashton Valve Company

More safety valve breakdowns from the #17 manual.