Sprayed asbestos

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A fire-resistant coating used in building construction in the early 20th century. Sprayed asbestos was prepared as a slurry of Asbestos fibers mixed with Cement and water then sprayed on Steel frameworks.

Synonyms and Related Terms

flocage à l'amiante (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996 Comment: used in the US ca 1900-1986