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

Fairbanks Valves Catalog

Fairbanks Valves Catalog (1912)
Asbestos & Rubber Renewable Vulcabeston Disc Ring. Vulcanized Asbestos Packed Brass & Iron Cocks.

Independent Blade Company Advertisement

Independent Blade Company Advertisement
Blades for cutting asbestos shingles.

Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement

Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement
Clutches have asbestos friction lining.

Thermal Insulation & Sound Control Products Catalogs

Thermal Insulation & Sound Control Products Catalogs
Forty-Eight Insulations Inc. A diagram shows the use of asbestos board.

USG Sheathing Technical Information

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

Carey Building Products Catalog

Carey Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Philip Carey Manufacturing Company. Asbestos shingles, built-up roofs, and asbestos-cement wallboard.

Occupational Health Practice

Occupational Health Practice (1973)
Asbestos and Cancer, Mesothelial tumours, and Protective Clothing.

Monsanto Plastics Fact File

Monsanto Plastics Fact File
Monsanto Chemical Company

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