Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

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Rick A
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Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:16 pm

In 1871 Henry Ashton invented the first successful safety valve for boilers. It was a tremendous help in preventing boiler explosions, a serious problem in the 1800's. For over 100 years, the company produced safety valves for locomotive, marine, and stationary boilers. Attached are a few pictures of the valve and it's history.
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Re: Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:39 pm

Here's a picture of an actual circa 1874 safety valve. It was a very generous gift given to me at a Steam show by a former Crosby employee.

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Re: Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

Post by Rick A » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:11 am

Photo link didn't work.
Here are a few ads featuring the safety valve.
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Re: Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

Post by Rick A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Here's a locomotive safety valve article from 1917.
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Re: Ashton Valve pop safety valve 1871

Post by Rick A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:16 pm

These are pages taken from an old Ashton Valve railroad instruction book.
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