Title: De Laval Engineering Handbook
Author: The Engineering Staff of the De Laval Steam Turbine Co
Publication Date: 1955
In the section about Centrifugal-pump Stuffing Boxes, it says, "A good grade of braided asbestos impregnated with graphite is most commonly used, especially for water service." Please see picture below for the full paragraph.
De Laval Engineering Handbook
An Engineering Data Book for Users of Pumps, Turbines, Compressors, and Gears.
Second Edition, Copyright 1955
Hardcover. 336 pages.
Compiled by The Engineering Staff of the De Laval Steam Turbine Co
Condition: Acceptable. No dustjacket. Writing to endpapers. Marks, circling, and underlining to text. Some cover wear.
Binding: Flexible Leatherette
Dimensions: 5.75" x 8.00"