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

Corrosion Guide

Corrosion Guide (1951)
References Haveg.

Bell & Gossett Engineering Manual

Bell & Gossett Engineering Manual (1954)
Specifications for the B&G Hydro-Flo Heating System recommend Asbestos covering on piping.

Wm. H. Taylor & Co Inc Industrial Supplies Catalog

Wm. H. Taylor & Co Inc Industrial Supplies Catalog
1950s or 1960s Vintage Industrial Supply Catalog. Numerous asbestos products.

Inhaled Dust and Disease

Inhaled Dust and Disease (1987)
Asbestos related disease including cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Hazardous occupations and more.

Prehler Electrical Insulation Company Advertisement

Prehler Electrical Insulation Company Advertisement (1967)
3M Company subsidiary was a distributor for American Asbestos Textile Corp.

Grizzly Brake Lining Advertisement

Grizzly Brake Lining Advertisement (1947)
Grizzly Brake Lining is described as containing asbestos.

Grace Construction Materials Catalog

Grace Construction Materials Catalog
Circa 1966. W. R. Grace & Co. Asbestos products include Asphaltic Composition Flooring, Mastic, and Semi-Mastic.


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