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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Featured Books

Sewer Pipe Manual

Sewer Pipe Manual (1977)
Johns-Manville Transite asbestos cement sewer pipe manual from the 1970s. Asbestos health warning and OSHA law mentioned. Instructions on cutting pipe and more.

Boiler Technician 3 & 2

Boiler Technician 3 & 2 (1983)
1980s United States Naval training manual describes asbestos use and cautions about its health dangers. Asbestos lagging, gaskets, and packing.

Welch Laboratory Apparatus Catalog

Welch Laboratory Apparatus Catalog (1963)
Features asbestos products used in schools and labs.

Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials (1969)
Applications of asbestos in airplanes, missiles, and high temperature materials. Info about Raybestos-Manhattan Novabestos, Johns-Manville Quinterro, Crocidolite, etc.

Heat Insulation Handbook

Heat Insulation Handbook (1942)
Ehret Magnesia Manufacturing Co. Asbestos insulation, 85% magnesia, pipe covering, lagging, cement, enduro, Durant Insulated pipe, etc.

Origins of Human Cancer

Origins of Human Cancer (1977)
Chapter by Selikoff on "Cancer Risk of Asbestos Exposure." Also: Asbestos Standards; "Bystander Disease" in the U.S. Navy shipyard.

Sewers for Growing America

Sewers for Growing America (1966)
Published by Certain-Teed Products Corporation, Pipe Division. Fluid-Tite Asbestos Pipe is described in detail, including asbestos content, installation instructions, etc.

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