On January 1, 1896, there were twelve companies writing liability insurance in the United States. Of this number nine companies were American, two English, and one German. The companies included the Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, and the Employers Liability Assurance Corporation.
A manual of uniform rates was revised and adopted by a group of companies on June 22, 1896. Here's the first page of the Conference Liability Manual which included a table of liability rates for industries and crafts including Asbestos Manufacturers and Benzine Works.