A look at various fireproof asbestos goods made in a factory.
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Various diagrams showing how asbestos is formed. A woman cuts bits of asbestos from a rock. A map shows the biggest producers are Russia and Canada. Commentator talks about practical uses of asbestos for packing etc. We see a factory where a woman is cutting out the required length. We see various asbestos goods being made, including shield for firefighters, fireproof boots and suit. Women in the factory hold them up. M/S as a coat for a boiler is made. A firefighter wears an asbestos suit, boots and mask. An asbestos snuff is used to put out fire from a bomb. A woman shows off the fireproof asbestos curtains and covers in her home. She demonstrates their resilience by trying to set fire to the tablecloth with a candle.
Cataloguer's note: this is a very good item which could be used to show attitudes towards asbestos before it was discovered to be dangerous.