25 ways in which we use asbestos

"We all know the asbestos in our gas stoves, which gets red hot yet never burns. We may not know, however, that this fibrous mineral, which is found in many parts of the world, is used for a variety of other useful purposes, some of which are shown in these pictures. Being fireproof, it is very valuable and is use is con stately being extended in many directions"

Source: "The Book of Ten Thousand Things" (1910)