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

Wood Heat Safety

Wood Heat Safety (1980)
The use of asbestos and its hazardous nature are discussed in this book.

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products
H K Porter Company, Thermoid Division. Asbestos textiles and other products.

Sprayo-Flake Brochure

Sprayo-Flake Brochure (1947)
This vintage construction brochure says that Sprayo-flake can be applied to cement and asbestos board.

Electrical Insulation Advertisement for J. J. Glenn and Company

Electrical Insulation Advertisement for J. J. Glenn and Company (1967)
Asbestos Tapes is one of the products listed in this advertisement.

Industrial Piping

Industrial Piping (1951)
Asbestos containing Haveg described. Also asbestos use with Pyrex piping. Asbestos insulation. Book's author used to work at American Cyanamid Co.

The Houghton Line Advertisement

The Houghton Line Advertisement (1973)
Features a packing table which lists uses for viton asbestos fabric, butyl asbestos fabric, and neoprene asbestos fabric.

Health in Industry

Health in Industry (1959)
Recommends methods such as ventilation and respirators to prevent asbestosis.

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