Ashton Valve Company

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#41
In the 1896 catalog there are a few items that were not produced by Ashton Valve but are related to the industry. Here are pages of a few of them
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#46
Almost all Ashton products were built to be repaired. No throwaway's here. Instruction book #17, Railroad Edition supplied breakdowns and repair parts for most of them.
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#50
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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#52
The Ashton catalogs not only had new products and the regular offerings but always a firm statement of the company's purpose and intent. They make for interesting reading.

First up, the 1896 catalog.
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