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As said, it's Kimsul, made of paper by Kimberly Clark from the 30's into the 50's. It was treated initially for fire retardancy, but whenever I have tested it, it burns readily. I advise getting rid of it.

Trivia: I found it a few times before I finally found a batt which had a legible label on it. In researching it, I found it was used in refrigerators, automobile dashes (for sound deadening) and Quonset huts during WWII.

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From Wikipedia:

A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated steel having a semicircular cross section. The design was based on the Nissen hut developed by the British during World War I. The name comes from their site of first manufacture, Quonset Point, at the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center in Davisville (a village located within the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island).

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