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If it's traditional plaster, it's horse hair. When horses were common transport, horsehair was cheap. Like dogs, horses shed each year. Stuff was used for cushions too. More recently they are more likely to use fiberglass, or some form of plastic fiber. Plant fibers could also be used. Jute, sisal, flax (linen).


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Given that you said "I'd rather not test it" then don't test it; it's your health at risk, not mine. So I'm really not sure that you'd listen to advice telling you to do otherwise. Asbestos fibers cannot be identified by the human eye and require a microscope for identification. If asbestos fibers were released into the air then they can remain airborne and ...


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This may get you on the right track: "The Forty-Eight Insulations Company was founded in 1923 in East Aurora, Illinois. Forty-Eight sought to produce high-quality insulation." "Forty-Eight used asbestos until 1982, long after it was known that the mineral was toxic. The Forty-Eight Insulation Qualified Settlement Trust was created to compensate the victims ...


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That is rigid insulation it is not asbestos.


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Not to worry.... it's not asbestos. Fiberboard.


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