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Ambler, Pennsylvania: Ambler Asbestos Manufacturing, circa [1920's]., [1920's].. Good. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled pictorial wraps. The covers are soiled and the spine is rubbed and splitting along the top and bottom. 8 pages, including the covers, with color and black & white illustrations of homes and roofs with English Tatch & Colonial style shingle roofs. The edges of the pages are slightly creased with a horizontal crease across the middle. Good. One of the first asbestos factory towns in America, Ambler, Pennsylvania was home to the Ambler Asbestos company founded by Dr. Richard Mattison and Henry Keasbey in the 1880's. What had started as a patent medicine company became a producer of asbestos products when Mattison discovered how to make pipe insulation with magnesium carbonate and magnesium. Opening its first textile plant in 1896, the company produced as many asbestos products as it could conceive, including shingles, millboard, tiles, artificial lumber, gloves, gaskets, etc.
Title: ARTISTIC ROOFS THAT ENDURE: A.I.A. FILE 12f1.
Location Published: Ambler, Pennsylvania: Ambler Asbestos Manufacturing, circa [1920's].: [1920's].
Book Condition: Good
Seller ID: 96897
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