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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Colors in Tile - Kentile Floors Catalog

Colors in Tile - Kentile Floors Catalog (1966)
Asphalt tile fortified with asbestos and vinyl asbestos tile.

Maid-O-Mist Catalog

Maid-O-Mist Catalog (1957)
Automatic Convector Humidifiers used asbestos.

Boiler Technician 3 & 2

Boiler Technician 3 & 2 (1983)
1980s United States Naval training manual describes asbestos use and cautions about its health dangers. Asbestos lagging, gaskets, and packing.

Hooker Durez Catalog - Building Panels

Hooker Durez Catalog - Building Panels
Hetron panels for schools, hospitals, public buildings, and industrial buildings.

Furnace Expansion Joints Documentation

Furnace Expansion Joints Documentation (1935)
Johns-Manville. Boiler expansion joints are packed with asbestos rope or jelly-rolls.

Handbook of Industrial Toxicology

Handbook of Industrial Toxicology (1966)
Asbestos described, including an outline of exposure symptoms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and preventive measures.


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