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.

Looking for a particular manufacturer?

Many of our items mention specific distributors or manufacturers. Start here - Browse by Company

In Stock - Rare Books, Catalogs, & Ads

Johns-Manville Documentation: Terraflex Tile Flooring

Johns-Manville Documentation: Terraflex Tile Flooring (1950)
Terraflex was a plastic asbestos floor tile.

Asbestos: Its Origin, Production and Utilization

Asbestos: Its Origin, Production and Utilization (1959)
Chapters on asbestos mining, milling, uses, and more. Also, discusses glass fibers as an asbestos substitute.

Goodall Rubber Company Inc Advertisement

Goodall Rubber Company Inc Advertisement (1944)
Asbestos packing for use in steam engines, compressors, expansion joints, etc.

Clayton Mark Ball Valves Catalog

Clayton Mark Ball Valves Catalog (1968)
Petro Fire-Gard Valves contained asbestos components.

Spray-Acoustic Catalog

Spray-Acoustic Catalog (1947)
Asbestos not mentioned.

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog (1965)
Cafco Sound-Shield and Cafco Power-Shield both contained asbestos.

close

Want to know when we get new items in?

Sign up for email notifications.