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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Cottrell Paper Company Advertisement

Cottrell Paper Company Advertisement (1961)
Copalam asbestos glass laminate insulation. Electrical Insulating Paper.

Packings Catalog - Untied States Rubber Company

Packings Catalog - Untied States Rubber Company (1929)
Many of the products in this catalog are described as made out of asbestos!

Johns-Manville Documentation: Packings

Johns-Manville Documentation: Packings (1952)
Packing Recommendations for Pulp & Paper Mill, and other services. Pump packings recommendations. Types of packing described.

S.O.S. Products Advertisement

S.O.S. Products Advertisement
Circa 1956. Furnace cement contained asbestos.

Glass-Protected Smokestacks in Eight Colors

Glass-Protected Smokestacks in Eight Colors
Asbestos gasket used in smokestack.

Vitricon Coatings and Chemicals Catalog

Vitricon Coatings and Chemicals Catalog
Circa 1968. Coatings for cement asbestos board.

Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage

Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage (1967)
Asbestos use in plastics for aerospace and in epoxy, silicone, phenolic, and melamine plastics.

Ruberoid Building Materials Catalog

Ruberoid Building Materials Catalog
A division of GAF. 1960s. Asphalt asbestos roof shingles, asbestos cement board, asbestos asphalt floor tile.

Lunkenheimer Valves Catalog 72

Lunkenheimer Valves Catalog 72 (1971)
Valves with teflon impregnated asbestos packing, African blue asbestos packing, graphited asbestos with inconel wire insert, and braided asbestos jacket.

Gold Bond Sound Control Products Catalog

Gold Bond Sound Control Products Catalog (1947)
National Gypsum Company. Sprayed limpet asbestos.

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