Books about Asbestos Use in Valves
Valves frequently had asbestos packing and gaskets. This was particularly true for valves that were used with corrosive or acidic liquids. Different types of asbestos were used depending on the application. In later years, asbestos was sometimes mixed with Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE).
Control Valve Handbook (1977)
Fisher Controls. TFE-Impregnated Asbestos, Graphited Asbestos, and Semi-Metallic Packing.
Mau-Sherwood Supply Co Catalog J (1965)
This industrial supplies catalog has a large section on Powell Valves, which mentions Blue African Asbestos. Also asbestos use in OIC Valves. Chesterton asbestos packing & Sal-Mo Asbestos Products.
Crane Engineering Data Catalog (1976)
Detailed description of asbestos valve packing and gaskets.
W-K-M Valves Catalog (1967)
WKM Valve Division of ACF Industries Incorporated. Valve contained TFE-asbestos packing.
Powers Regulator Company Advertisement
Powers Flowrite Valves were furnished with Powers #590 Teflon Graphited-Asbestos Packing.
C. A. Dunham Company Advertisement
Radiator valve contained an asbestos ring.
O C Keckley Advertisement (1943)
Copper asbestos gaskets used in valves.
Clayton Mark Ball Valves Catalog (1968)
Petro Fire-Gard Valves contained asbestos components.
Vogt Valves Advertisement
Vogt Forged Steel Flow Control Valves had steel-Asbestos gaskets.
Walworth Valves and Pipe Fittings Catalog 57 (1957)
Rubber-asbestos composition discs supplied with valves.
Dresser Manufacturing Advertisement
Circa 1972. Dresser Industries. Asbestos cement used in M&H Gate Valves.
Rockwood Ball Valves Advertisement
Eagle Signal, division of the E. W. Bliss Company. 1960s. Asbestos valve packing.
Merco Nordstrom Plug Valves - Merrill Company Advertisement
Circa 1924. Asbestos packing.
Maurice A. Knight Advertisement
Circa 1924. Knight-Merco Plug Valves contained asbestos packing.
Nicholson Traps, Floats, and Valves Catalog
Circa 1952. Valves contained rubber or asbestos gaskets.
The Fairbanks Company Advertisement
1940s. WWII era. Asbestos Packed Cocks.
Reading Steel Casting Co Inc Advertisement
Asbestos Packed Cocks
R-P&C Valves Catalog 9 (1954)
Stuffing boxes contained asbestos packing.
Nelson Valves Catalog (1909)
Asbestos gasket use.
Fairbanks Valves Catalog (1912)
Asbestos & Rubber Renewable Vulcabeston Disc Ring. Vulcanized Asbestos Packed Brass & Iron Cocks.
Lunkenheimer Valves Catalog 72 (1971)
Valves with teflon impregnated asbestos packing, African blue asbestos packing, graphited asbestos with inconel wire insert, and braided asbestos jacket.
Jenkins Valves Catalog 56 (1956)
African blue asbestos packing for iron body gate and nickel iron gate valves. Asbestos packing described as best type for general duty.
Stockham Bronze and Iron Body Valves: Catalog 50V (1950)
Stockham Valves & Fittings Company sold valves with asbestos packing.
Grinnell Catalog G-69 (1969)
Kennedy Valves and Jenkins Valves. Asbestos gaskets, packing, and more.
Vogt Catalog F-11 (1970)
Asbestos used for packings and gaskets.
Fairbanks Valves Catalog 57 (1956)
Valves with asbestos packing in the stuffing boxes or asbestos composition discs.
Kennedy Catalog No. 78 (1955)
Asbestos packing used in valves. Asbestos composition discs. Asbestos Pipe used for connections.
OIC Steam Specialties: Bronze & Iron Valves Catalog Number 41 (1935)
Valves contained asbestos parts.
Lunkenheimer Valves Catalog No. 60 (1960)
African blue asbestos packing and graphited asbestos packing for valves.