Books about Asbestos Friction Materials (Brakes & Clutches)

Asbestos brakes were used on automobiles and industrial equipment like hoists and cranes. The deteroriation of brake material may increase the asbestos fiber air concentration and pose a serious health danger. Mechanics who relined brakes without proper safety equipment may have been exposed to high concentrations.

Supervisors Safety Manual

Supervisors Safety Manual (1980)
Occupational diseases caused by asbestos dust. Uses of asbestos, including the use of asbestos blankets and curtains for protection during welding operations.

Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement

Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement
Clutches have asbestos friction lining.

Raybestos Brake Lining Advertisement

Raybestos Brake Lining Advertisement
Asbestos brake lining described and pictured.

OK Machinery Division Advertisement

OK Machinery Division Advertisement
Hoists with asbestos friction lining.

Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement

Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement (1944)
Clyde Winches had asbestos lined brakes.

Jaeger Machine Co Advertisement

Jaeger Machine Co Advertisement
Jaeger Concrete Mixers with Hoist had a cone clutch made with asbestos.

Grizzly Brake Lining Advertisement

Grizzly Brake Lining Advertisement (1947)
Grizzly Brake Lining is described as containing asbestos.

Gatke Corporation Advertisement

Gatke Corporation Advertisement (1944)
Asbestos brake materials. Aztec Compressed Asbestos Sheet Packing. Meets U.S. Navy and Maritime Commision Specs.

McCollum Hoist & Mfg Co Advertisement

McCollum Hoist & Mfg Co Advertisement (1943)
Chain Hoists had asbestos load brake discs.

Fletcher Works Inc Advertisement

Fletcher Works Inc Advertisement
Circa 1931. Asbestos lining brake for centrifugals.

Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement

Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement
Circa 1954. Hoists had asbestos lined brakes.

Electric Hoists Catalog Page

Electric Hoists Catalog Page
Hoists had brake shoes with an asbestos lining.

Brake Linings: Volume 1: The Brake Library

Brake Linings: Volume 1: The Brake Library (1935)
Information on blue asbestos, manufacture of linings, asbestos yarn, woven linings, molded fabric linings, friction blocks, Raybestos brakes, etc.

Johns-Manville Products: 1940 Catalog

Johns-Manville Products: 1940 Catalog (1940)
Brake linings, clutch linings. Asbestos packing for water pumps.

Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Car Care Guide

Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Car Care Guide (1981)
This book has a warning about the brake linings made of asbestos.

Raybestos Brake Service Manual for Disc and Drum Brakes

Raybestos Brake Service Manual for Disc and Drum Brakes (1966)
This book lists many automobile manufacturers and models.

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500 (1953)
Asbestos brake lining.

Inorganic Fibres

Inorganic Fibres (1958)
Asbestos Textiles, Asbestos in the Plastics Industry, Asbestos in the Electrical Industry and much more.

Johns-Manville Brake Linings: Brake Blocks and Clutch Facings Catalog No. 75

Johns-Manville Brake Linings: Brake Blocks and Clutch Facings Catalog No. 75 (1966)
This catalog lists many different car and truck manufacturers.

More Books Related to Brakes & Clutches

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Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects, Fifth Edition
This book has a chapter on asbestos disease in brake repair workers. It has sections on brake lining manufacture, grinding and drilling brake linings, asbestos air pollution hazard from brake war, commercial substitution of asbestos in friction products, and case reports of mesothelioma in brake repair workers.

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