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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Fibrolite Water Pipes Advertisement

Fibrolite Water Pipes Advertisement (1953)
Hardie's Fibrolite Asbestos-Cement High Pressure Pipes for water supply. James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd (Australia)

An X-Ray Atlas of Silicosis

An X-Ray Atlas of Silicosis (1941)
Differential diagnosis of Asbestosis.

Johns-Manville Documentation on Chemstone

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

Carcinoma of the Lung

Carcinoma of the Lung (1958)
Discusses asbestos as a cause of lung cancer.

Diseases of the Chest

Diseases of the Chest (1963)
Asbestosis described. Also mentions possible link to cancer.

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.

Hardie 85% Magnesia Insulation Advertisement

Hardie 85% Magnesia Insulation Advertisement (1953)
James Hardie & Coy. Pty. Ltd. (Australia).

Vitricon Brochure

Vitricon Brochure
Vitricon incombustible coating for walls. Compared to asbestos-cement board.

Machinist's Mate 2c: Navy Training Course

Machinist's Mate 2c: Navy Training Course (1938)
Asbestos use in Compressed Air Plants, Distilling Plants, and Piping Systems.

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