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    #46
    These items from my collection are listed in the #17 manual.
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      #47
      A gauge and tester article from the 1908 "Handbook for the Care and Operation of Naval Machinery"
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        #48
        1908 Handbook for the Care and Operation of Naval Machinery...part 2
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          #49
          Most of the adverts and articles I've collected researching the Ashton Valve company have come from old trade journals. Here are a number of the covers.
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            #50
            Trade journal covers pt 2
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              #51
              Trade journal covers pt 3
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                #52
                Test gauges 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.
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                  #53
                  A little more information about the Dead weight tester
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                    #54
                    Part 3 of the Dead weight tester information.
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                          #57
                          Some test gage pieces from my collection.


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                            #58
                            This gage is for testing the accuracy of vacuum gages.


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                              #59
                              And a few other types of testers.


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                                #60
                                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 was the branch of the government assigned to this task. Here's a link to more information about them and a couple of letters that show the Ashton Valve's involvement

                                http://what-when-how.com/the-america...rporation-dpc/

                                World War II brought major changes to Ashton Valve and the company ceased to be a family run business. In 1942
                                the Defense Plant Corporation bought the company and merged it with the Crosby Valve company. The US
                                government had set up the Defense Plant Corporation to help with the War effort by purchasing factories to supply
                                the military. Ashton and Crosby produced safety valves and gauges for the duration of the war. The business was run
                                out of the Ashton building in Cambridge. When the war ended in 1945, Ashton Valve was sold to Dewey Stone, who
                                owned a number of companies including Converse rubber. Stone also purchased Crosby Valve in 1946 and in 1948
                                the to companies were moved to the old Winter Brothers tap and die facility in Wrentham Ma. The last gauges with
                                the Ashton Valve name were produced in 1978. The Wrentham building was torn down in 2012 and Crosby still
                                produces safety valves under the Emerson brand.


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