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

Sun Chemical Corporation Advertisement

Sun Chemical Corporation Advertisement (1971)
Asbestos/Mylar Lamiglas Tape insulation for Navy shipboard cable.

K&M Asbestos-Cement Building Materials Catalog

K&M Asbestos-Cement Building Materials Catalog
Circa 1960. Asbestos shingles, roofing tile, asbestos cement panels, asbestos cement air duct for HVAC, and corrugated asbestos.

A. Daigger Laboratory Apparatus, Chemicals, Instruments and Supplies Catalog

A. Daigger Laboratory Apparatus, Chemicals, Instruments and Supplies Catalog (1952)
Laboratory supplies include asbestos paper, board, mats, gloves, furnace parts, a shield for a heater, and more.

Lake Asbestos Advertisement

Lake Asbestos Advertisement
American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). Surface area of asbestos advertised. Asbestos used in plastics.

Paper Machine Felts and Fabrics

Paper Machine Felts and Fabrics (1976)
Albany International, Albany Felt Company. Asbestos containing dryer felts. Asbestos cement manufacture.

Grant Wilson Advertisement

Grant Wilson Advertisement
Circa 1956. Numerous asbestos products including furnace cement and insulating products.


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