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

Rambusch Lighting Catalog

Rambusch Lighting Catalog (1960)
Asbestos gaskets used.

Occupational Health Practice

Occupational Health Practice (1973)
Asbestos and Cancer, Mesothelial tumours, and Protective Clothing.

Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement

Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement
Circa 1946. Champion Spark Plug contained asbestos washer. This spark plug was used on Continental, Pratt & Whitney and Wright Aircraft Engines.

Fibrolite Water Pipes

Fibrolite Water Pipes "Light Weight" Advertisement (1954)
James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd (Australian Asbestos Company)

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Brochure

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Brochure (1965)
Philip Carey Mfg Company. Industrial A-C Board contained asbestos.

2 Advertisements: General Plastics and General Electric Company

2 Advertisements: General Plastics and General Electric Company
Durez molding compound used asbestos filler. General Electric Deltabeston Wires.

The Armstrong Steam Trap: Catalog F

The Armstrong Steam Trap: Catalog F (1930)
Asbestos ring gasket used in Armstrong Forged Steel Steam Traps. Asbestos will withstand high temperatures.

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