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

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.

Saino Architectural and Industrial Doors Catalog

Saino Architectural and Industrial Doors Catalog
Circa 1965. Sliding Steel Door contained asbestos.

H. K. Porter Insulating Tapes Advertisement

H. K. Porter Insulating Tapes Advertisement (1965)
Thermoid Division of H. K. Porter. Advertises asbestos tape, asbestos tubing, and asbestos backed silicone.

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement
1920s ad for Johns-Manville asbestos roofs.

Catalin Corporation of America Advertisement

Catalin Corporation of America Advertisement
Circa 1954. In the section on "Urea, Melamine & Phenolic Laminating Resins" asbestos is mentioned as a base material.

Maid-O-Mist Catalog

Maid-O-Mist Catalog (1957)
Automatic Convector Humidifiers used asbestos.

Johns-Manville Transformer Insulation Advertisement

Johns-Manville Transformer Insulation Advertisement (1967)
Johns-Manville asbestos insulation types Quinorgobord & R-4 Quinorgo used in General Electric transformers.

Basic Industrial Hygiene: A Training Manual

Basic Industrial Hygiene: A Training Manual (1975)
Asbestos caused lung cancer and asbestosis described.

Transite Pressure Pipe Documentation

Transite Pressure Pipe Documentation (1949)
Transite Pressure Pipe used in waterworks throughout the United States.

Laminated Plastics

Laminated Plastics (1966)
NEMA standards for asbestos use. Safety precaution about a good exhaust system. Asbestos fillers in plastics.

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