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

Electrical Wires and Cables: Catalogue and Handbook Systems of Wiring

Electrical Wires and Cables: Catalogue and Handbook Systems of Wiring (1924)
The sections on magnet wire and Americore heater cord describe the use of asbestos insulation.

Carey-Canadian Asbestos Advertisement

Carey-Canadian Asbestos Advertisement
Ad for asbestos fibre for use in plastics.

Maintenance Hints: Volumes 1 and 2

Maintenance Hints: Volumes 1 and 2 (1943)
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Information about asbestos insulation use in general and also its use in an armature.

Instructions Relative to Heat Insulation

Instructions Relative to Heat Insulation (1939)
U.S. Navy. Section on 85% Magnesia. Specific instructions on what should be insulated and how old magnesia can be re-used.

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