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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Careyduct Advertisement

Careyduct Advertisement
Describes air duct made out of asbestos materials.

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set)

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set) (1978)
Information on the occurrence of lung cancer among those handling asbestos. It cites several studies or reports, one of which is from 1935.

Armstrong Floors Catalog

Armstrong Floors Catalog (1977)
1970s vintage flooring catalog featuring Armstrong Excelon Vinyl-Asbestos Tile and Vinyl Corlon Sheet Flooring.

Boiler House Practice

Boiler House Practice (1953)
1950s technical book describes the use of asbestos insulation and 85% Magnesia.

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog

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

Occupational Health Practice

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

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products
H K Porter Company, Thermoid Division. Asbestos textiles and other products.

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set)

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set) (1978)
Information on the occurrence of lung cancer among those handling asbestos. It cites several studies or reports, one of which is from 1935.

Goodall Rubber Company Inc Advertisement

Goodall Rubber Company Inc Advertisement (1944)
Asbestos packing for use in steam engines, compressors, expansion joints, etc.

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