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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American Electricians' Handbook (1981)
This 1980s electrical handbook has information about asbestos covered heat resistant fixture wire and asbestos insulation for cables and cords.
Flat Transite Asbestos Sheets and Transite Walls Documentation
Describes many uses for asbestos sheets and for transite walls.
Chase-Foster Permatherm P Insulation Advertisement (1967)
Permatherm P was an asbestos film insulation for transformers and motors.
Circa 1954. An asbestos grade of Formica for high temperatures is mentioned.
Damage Controlman 3 & 2: Navy Training Course (1964)
Vinyl Asbestos Tile for decks, asbestos used in plastics, asbestos firefighting suit.
Sound Control and Thermal Insulation of Buildings (1966)
Perforated Asbestos Cement Board Panels from Armstrong Cork Co, Elof Hansson Inc, Wood Conversion Co, Johns-Manville, Wood Conversion Co, and The Celotex Co.
Health in Relation to Occupation (1939)
This is an early medical book on occupational health from London, England. Asbestosis is described.
Johns-Manville Documentation: Corrugated Transite
Corrugated transite for roofing, siding, and partitioning. Suggested uses were oil refineries, railroads, warehouses, airports, etc.