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 (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
Clutches have asbestos friction lining.
Raybestos Brake Lining Advertisement
Asbestos brake lining described and pictured.
OK Machinery Division Advertisement
Hoists with asbestos friction lining.
Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement (1944)
Clyde Winches had asbestos lined brakes.
Grafild Brake Linings Advertisement (1946)
World Bestos Corp
Jaeger Machine Co Advertisement
Jaeger Concrete Mixers with Hoist had a cone clutch made with asbestos.
Grizzly Brake Lining Advertisement (1947)
Grizzly Brake Lining is described as containing asbestos.
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 (1943)
Chain Hoists had asbestos load brake discs.
Fletcher Works Inc Advertisement
Circa 1931. Asbestos lining brake for centrifugals.
Clyde Iron Works Inc Advertisement
Circa 1954. Hoists had asbestos lined brakes.
Electric Hoists Catalog Page
Hoists had brake shoes with an asbestos lining.
The Manhattan Rubber Mfg Division of Raybestos-Manhattan Inc Advertisement
1930s. Condor Asbestos Brake Blocks and Linings.
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 (1940)
Brake linings, clutch linings. Asbestos packing for water pumps.
Raybestos Brake Service Manual for Disc and Drum Brakes (1966)
This book lists many automobile manufacturers and models.
1953 Wagner Catalog AU500 (1953)
Asbestos brake lining.
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 (1966)
This catalog lists many different car and truck manufacturers.
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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.