Asbestos Related Books, Catalogs, and Advertisements

Welcome to our website! We specialize in books and other documents that deal with the use of asbestos products or provide information about asbestos hazards. Our inventory includes old medical books and occupational health books dating back to the 1930s that mention asbestosis. Starting in the 1950s, some medical textbooks mention asbestos caused cancer and, beginning in the 1960s, mesothelioma.

Asbestos was used in a wide variety of products and many books and catalogs are available to document its use in building products, valves, piping, automobile parts, airplanes, U.S. Navy ships, and much more. Many of these books recommend sepecific guidelines for the product usage with detailed instructions or diagrams. In addition to books, we also have advertisements and brochures.

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In Stock - Rare Books, Catalogs, & Ads

Acoustical Products Catalog

Acoustical Products Catalog (1961)
B-E-H Perforated Asbestos Board for ceilings.

Raybestos Brake Lining Advertisement

Raybestos Brake Lining Advertisement
Asbestos brake lining described and pictured.

Fiberfil Advertisement -

Fiberfil Advertisement - "Fiberfil Forum"
Plaslode thermoplastics reinforced with asbestos.

Production Handbook

Production Handbook (1952)
Powdered asbestos can be used to put out fire.

Paul O. Abbe Equipment Catalog

Paul O. Abbe Equipment Catalog
Asbestos is listed as one of the many products that can be handled by their rotary cutters.


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