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

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog (1965)
Cafco Sound-Shield and Cafco Power-Shield both contained asbestos.

Hurlbut Paper Company Advertisement

Hurlbut Paper Company Advertisement
Circa 1964. The Mead Corporation. Heat-resistant papers for linings, insulation, and wrappings.

Vogt Valves Advertisement

Vogt Valves Advertisement
Vogt Forged Steel Flow Control Valves had steel-Asbestos gaskets.

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog
Latex coating could be used with asbestos shingles.

Uni-Crest Expanded Polystyrene Brochure

Uni-Crest Expanded Polystyrene Brochure
United Cork Companies. Circa 1961. Asbestos fibre used in cold room and freezer applications.

Sun Chemical Corporation Advertisement

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

Modern Steam Generating Equipment: Design, Application, Operation

Modern Steam Generating Equipment: Design, Application, Operation (1960)
Combustion Engineering - Superheater Ltd. Asbestos insulation for furnaces.


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