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

Charlotte Chemical Laboratories Inc. Advertisement

Charlotte Chemical Laboratories Inc. Advertisement
Blue Cape Asbestos for acid resisting gaskets, packing, etc.

Engineman 3 & 2: Navy Rate Training Manual and Nonresident Career Course

Engineman 3 & 2: Navy Rate Training Manual and Nonresident Career Course (1984)
Asbestos gaskets used in engines, asbestos use in diesel engine for the exhaust manifold cover.

Armstrong Ceiling Systems Catalog

Armstrong Ceiling Systems Catalog (1965)
Specifications for Perforated Asbestos Board for Ceilings.

Basic Plumbing Techniques

Basic Plumbing Techniques (1982)
1980s book mentions asbestos sheet use in plumbing.

Instruction Manual for Steamfitting Apprentices: Volume 2: Steam Power and Refrigeration

Instruction Manual for Steamfitting Apprentices: Volume 2: Steam Power and Refrigeration (1940)
Refrigeration Accessory Chapter - Asbestos pad used in a liquid line dehydrator.

Electrical Contractors' Catalogue

Electrical Contractors' Catalogue (1924)
General Electric. Deltabeston Cords and Wires, and other GE asbestos Products.

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