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

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials: 3rd Quarter, 1963

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials: 3rd Quarter, 1963 (1963)
Directory lists asbestos product manufacturers and advertisements for Anchor Packing Company & Philip Carey.

J. C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co Advertisement

J. C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co Advertisement
Black Flash asbestos cement compound for repairing roof leaks and old flashings.

Naval Engineers Journal, May 1961, Volume 73, Number 2

Naval Engineers Journal, May 1961, Volume 73, Number 2 (1961)
Advertisements for Buffalo Forge, Westinghouse, and Combustion Engineering.

Lot of brochures showing Air Pollution Control Equipment

Lot of brochures showing Air Pollution Control Equipment
The Pentapure, from The Purity Corporation, was used in a Johns-Manville plant on an asbestos mixer.

Asbestos Textiles and Textile Products

Asbestos Textiles and Textile Products (1949)
Raybestos-Manhattan Inc. Expanded and revised 2nd Edition. Many Asbestos products including Pyrotex, Glassbestos, Yarn, Cloth, and much more.

The Bluejackets' Manual

The Bluejackets' Manual (1989)
Information on the proximity suit for firefighting.

Production Handbook

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

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