New York: Johns-Manville Corporation, 1937. Original edition. Staplebound Wraps. Quarto, pp 28, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs, and some color drawings. Very Good. Item #20612
This company built homes that were insulated against fire, weather and wear. The roof and siding were asbestos to protect against fire, the house was insulated against temperature extremes with wool, and the walls were built with Steeltex, which reduced plaster cracking and added strength and fire resistance to the plaster walls. The home designs included Cape Cod Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Norman French, New England Colonial, and Connecticut River Valley Colonial styles. Asbestos wainscotting for use in the kitchen and bath was also offered. Nice interior photographs and color drawings of period kitchens and bathrooms are included.