David Stinson arc5 at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Mar 3 19:05:40 EST 1999

I found an unused role of aircraft wire.  The tag says
it was made in 1952.  It is #18, seven .0159 diameter strands,
has a wax-impregnated braided covering.  The covering looks like
braided fiberglass, which is frayable at the cut end.  You can
pull tiny little fibers out of it.
 The tag says the braid is "GLASS."

Here's the problem:
The wire was made by Rockbestos Products Corp.
of New Haven, Conn.  Does anyone know if the
"GLASS" marked on this tag is really fiberglass
or if this is actually asbestos-covered wire?
I don't want to be cutting and making cables
from asbestos wire.

73 DE Dave Stinson AB5S
arc5 at

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