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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U.S. Packings: United States Rubber Company Catalog

U.S. Packings: United States Rubber Company Catalog
Rainbesto, Asbestos Gaskets, Plasmix, Blue Asbestos Braided Acid Packing, Compressed Asbestos Sheet, Pump Packings, and more.

Rockwood Ball Valves Advertisement

Rockwood Ball Valves Advertisement
Eagle Signal, division of the E. W. Bliss Company. 1960s. Asbestos valve packing.

The Oxy-Acetylene Weldor's Handbook

The Oxy-Acetylene Weldor's Handbook (1972)
Book has Craftsman (Sears) logo. Asbestos paper and asbestos powder used in welding shops.

U.S. Motors 1956 Pocket Calendar

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

Johns-Manville Documentation on Chemstone

Johns-Manville Documentation on Chemstone (1952)
Chemstone, an asbestos material, was used for table tops, fume hoods, and ducts.

The B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company  Advertisement

The B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company Advertisement
Asbestos packing listed on this vintage ad.

Mechanical Suspension Systems Catalog

Mechanical Suspension Systems Catalog (1961)
Cement asbestos board used for ceilings.

Advertisement for Stone Industrial Corp

Advertisement for Stone Industrial Corp (1970)
Laminated insulating tubing made with asbestos paper.

Industrial Insulation from 2500 F to Sub-Zero Catalog

Industrial Insulation from 2500 F to Sub-Zero Catalog (1952)
The Philip Carey Mfg. Co. Many products described, including asbestos cement, careycel boards, furnace cement, etc.

Conversion Oil Burner Installations

Conversion Oil Burner Installations (1947)
Asbestos flake, asbestos rope, and moist asbestos use.

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