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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Knight-Ware Laboratory Equipment Catalog

Knight-Ware Laboratory Equipment Catalog
Asbestos rope used to make joints. Asbestos wicking use also diagrammed.

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring
Circa 1924. Troegerlith Flooring, a Magnesite Asbestos Composition.

Winkler Combustion Chambers Installation Instructions

Winkler Combustion Chambers Installation Instructions
Asbestos pad used in furnace installation.

Armstrong Flooring Catalog: Product Data for Builders

Armstrong Flooring Catalog: Product Data for Builders (1967)
Armstrong Cork Company. Asphalt tile contained asbestos, as did Weatheron Outdoor Flooring, Vinyl Corlon Flooring and Vinyl-Asbestos Tile.

DONN Products Catalog of Suspended Ceilings

DONN Products Catalog of Suspended Ceilings
Circa 1961. Ceiling system with asbestos boards.

Ric-Wil Insulated Pipe Conduit Systems Brochure

Ric-Wil Insulated Pipe Conduit Systems Brochure
Circa 1947. Pipe system contained asbestos felt insulation.

Diseases of the Chest, with emphasis on X-ray Diagnosis

Diseases of the Chest, with emphasis on X-ray Diagnosis (1947)
1940s Medical Textbook with info on Asbestosis and Asbestos Bodies.

Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations

Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations (1974)
Asbestos dust hazard, asbestos clothing.

Central Boiler Plants: Inspection and Preventive Maintenance Services

Central Boiler Plants: Inspection and Preventive Maintenance Services (1946)
War Department Manual, US Military. Preventive Maintenance for Boilers involved repacking asbestos.

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