Ashton Valve Co. 1871

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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:08 pm

And Albert Ashton
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:10 pm

Harry Ashton Another son of Henry, he started out in sales but after Albert died moved into administration also.
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:12 pm

Columbus Dill He was in the sales department and according to many journal reports he was a real character
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:13 pm

Fred Casey A vice president and long serving employee
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:15 pm

J.R. Motherwell Another VP of the company.
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:16 pm

Frank Corbert Another sales associate who, according to journal reports was an excellent singer!
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:21 pm

W.H. Foster In sales also.
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:22 pm

The Trade journals of the day often featured various sales people at conventions and meetings and the attachments below are great caricatures of some of them.

The last picture shows two Ashton employees participating in a baseball game at one of the conventions. Taken in 1909.
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:06 pm

Power and the Engineer magazine 1909. A couple of mentions of "new" Ashton Valve items
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Re: Ashton Valve Co. 1871

Post by Rick A » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:07 pm

Another item from the same periodical.
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