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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Nomenclature of Naval Vessels

Nomenclature of Naval Vessels (1942)
Asbestos is listed as one of the materials extensively used for gaskets.

Application Instructions for Johns-Manville Built up Roofing

Application Instructions for Johns-Manville Built up Roofing (1953)
Asbestos felts for Flexstone Built-up Roofs, Asbestos base flashing, and Asbestile flashing.

B&G Handbook

B&G Handbook (1940)
Heater and piping should be covered with asbestos cement.

Popular Science Magazine, 1965

Popular Science Magazine, 1965
Asbestos roofing and siding.

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs (1942)
Fisher Scientific Catalog. Asbestos ebony furniture and hood linings, electric heater, Micro Asbestos Shield, Beaker Tongs, etc.

Mau-Sherwood Supply Co Catalog J

Mau-Sherwood Supply Co Catalog J (1965)
This industrial supplies catalog has a large section on Powell Valves, which mentions Blue African Asbestos. Also asbestos use in OIC Valves. Chesterton asbestos packing & Sal-Mo Asbestos Products.

Celotex Building Products Catalog

Celotex Building Products Catalog (1947)
Celotex Cemesto asbestos cement boards.

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