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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Gold Bond Acoustical Materials Catalog

Gold Bond Acoustical Materials Catalog (1977)
Humiguard Ceilings Panels were an asbestos-cement product used in meat processing plants and industrial kitchens.

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (1976)
Asbestos may cause lung cancer. Info on Asbestosis

Constructionman Navy Training Manual

Constructionman Navy Training Manual (1978)
Information on Asbestos Cement Pipe.

Davison's Textile Catalogues and Buyer's Guide

Davison's Textile Catalogues and Buyer's Guide (1951)
This is a comprehensive book with catalogs featuring machinery and equipment, mill supplies, and textile related products.

Johns-Manville Built-Up Roofs Catalog

Johns-Manville Built-Up Roofs Catalog (1965)
Specifications for Johns-Manville asbestos roofing products, including built-up roofs.

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog
Latex coating could be used with asbestos shingles.

Louvers in Extruded Aluminum, Door Louvers, and Brick Size Vents Catalog

Louvers in Extruded Aluminum, Door Louvers, and Brick Size Vents Catalog (1961)
Specifications state that the underside of the roof is to be insulated with asbestos membrane coating.

U.S. Motors 1956 Pocket Calendar

U.S. Motors 1956 Pocket Calendar (1956)
Advertisements mention asbestos-protected windings.

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