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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Stansi Laboratory Apparatus Catalog No. 164 (1963)
Manufacturer and distributor of science apparatus for schools and colleges. Ovens with asbestos insulation, asbestos mineral sample, and more asbestos products.
Technical Information on Sound Control Materials (1947)
United States Gypsum catalog on Acoustical Tile and Acoustical Plaster. Perforated Asbestos Board described.
Page Water-Tube Boiler Company Advertisement
Circa 1924. Boiler casing insulated with asbestos.
Electrical Engineering Catalogs 1932-1933 (1932)
Asbestos products from General Electric, Johns-Manville, Keasbey & Mattison Company, American Steel & Wire Company, & John A. Roebling's Sons Company.
1939 Thermoid Brake Linings & Clutch Facings Specifications (1939)
Catalog of Molded Brake Lining, Brake Segments, Lining made of Asbestos Fabric, etc.
Sprayo-Flake Brochure (1947)
This vintage construction brochure says that Sprayo-flake can be applied to cement and asbestos board.
Water Supply Engineering (1959)
Describes the use of asbestos cement pipe. Also, compounds containing asbestos were used for joints in water pipes.
Electrical Engineers' Handbook: Electric Power (1947)
Asbestos wire insulation and its uses.
Aircraft Powerplant Handbook (1949)
Asbestos Packing used on airplane ignition systems.
Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology (1939)
This vintage 1930s medical book describes asbestosis and says that many asbestos workers die of tuberculosis.