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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The Chemistry and Therapy of Industrial Pulmonary Diseases

The Chemistry and Therapy of Industrial Pulmonary Diseases (1966)
Amosite, Crocidolite, and Chrysotile asbestos and their dangers are discussed. Mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Minwax Company Catalog

Minwax Company Catalog
Minwax Fibrous Brush Coat with asbestos fibre.

USG Sheathing Technical Information

USG Sheathing Technical Information (1960)
Asbestos cement siding shingles used with USG sheathing.

Colors in Tile - Kentile Floors Catalog

Colors in Tile - Kentile Floors Catalog (1965)
Asphalt tile described as containing asbestos. Also Vinyl Asbestos Tile described as a very common flooring choice. Many patterns pictured.

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog
D. B. Framton & Company. Vinyl asbestos tile use.

McKesson Chemical Advertisement

McKesson Chemical Advertisement (1970)
Asbestos fiber used as a filler in plastics.

Spaulding Transformer Insulation Advertisement

Spaulding Transformer Insulation Advertisement (1970)
Asbestos laminate transformer insulation.

Walworth Catalog 47

Walworth Catalog 47 (1947)
Asbestos packing, gaskets, and discs for valves. Valves for marine use, and for water, oil, and gas service.


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