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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In Stock - Rare Books, Catalogs, & Ads

The Construction Industry Handbook

The Construction Industry Handbook (1973)
Asbestos Cement Sheets and Asbestos Insulating Board.

Philip Carey built-up roofing Catalog

Philip Carey built-up roofing Catalog (1965)
Asbestos was used in Carey's Fire-Chex Shingles and in many built-up roofing products.

Engineman 1 & C: Navy Training Manual

Engineman 1 & C: Navy Training Manual (1983)
Asbestos packing was used on hydraulic transmissions of auxiliary machinery.

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement
Robertson Protected Metal and Robertson Galbestos Metal for roofing and siding material. Use on industrial chemical buildings.

Electrical Insulation: Its Application to Shipboard Electrical Equipment

Electrical Insulation: Its Application to Shipboard Electrical Equipment (1951)
Book printed for U.S. Navy use. Asbestos insulation products, asbestos insulation for wires, motors, and more.

American Metal Hose Advertisement

American Metal Hose Advertisement (1939)
Steam hose with asbestos filled stuffing box and asbestos covering.

Aircraft Welding: Navy Training Courses Navpers 10322-A

Aircraft Welding: Navy Training Courses Navpers 10322-A (1953)
Book about welding airplane parts. Asbestos use mentioned in several chapters. U.S. Navy training manual for the Aviation Structural Mechanic rating.

B. F. Goodrich Flooring Products Catalog

B. F. Goodrich Flooring Products Catalog (1960)
Koroseal Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile and Fire-Retardant Koroseal Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile. The latter is recommended for Navy and ship use.

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