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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Mesa Plastics Company Advertisement

Mesa Plastics Company Advertisement
Asbestos filler. Military approval.

The Garlock Packing Company Catalog F

The Garlock Packing Company Catalog F (1940)
Asbestos Gaskets, Sheet Packings, Locomotive Packing, Pump Packing, Valve Rings, Steam Duo Packing, Chevron Packing, Packing for Elesco Pumps, Blue Asbestos Packing, etc.

Johns-Manville Documentation Lot: Asbestos Paper, Transite Sheets, etc

Johns-Manville Documentation Lot: Asbestos Paper, Transite Sheets, etc
Transite Asbestos Sheets, J-M Asbestos Papers and Tapes, and J-M Asbestos Listings and Braided Tubing.

2 Advertisements: H. H. Robertson & Philip Carey

2 Advertisements: H. H. Robertson & Philip Carey
Asbestos Protected Metal from H. H. Robertson Company. Asbestos roofing from Philip Carey.

Electric Hoists Catalog Page

Electric Hoists Catalog Page
Hoists had brake shoes with an asbestos lining.

Fireman: Navy Training Courses

Fireman: Navy Training Courses (1951)
This 1950s Navy publication has information about asbestos gaskets, asbestos packing, and an asbestos suit used in firefighting.

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