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Photos from previous Porter question thread were a great help, thanks.
What were the roofs made of on a wooden cab of a Porter? Looks like the inner surface was bead board or v groove wainscoting but was the exterior surface metals
or asphalt paper?

Today I was trimming some branches with brush cuuter that are about 40 years old.
They were made by HK Porter. Is this the same company that made locomotives?
 

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There were different materials of cab construction depending on use (all steel for a blast furnace for example), see the Porter catalouge reprint for futher info, it can be bought from the NMRA.

HK Porter made a lot of different products. I think they are now part of the Cooper group?

While doing some research for a large multi building asbestos survey I completed for work (looking for Armstrong product codes), I came across this:

http://www.asbestoscatalogs.com/porter_asbestos.htm
 
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