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

Johns-Manville Asbestos Webs Advertisement

Johns-Manville Asbestos Webs Advertisement (1965)
Describes the benefits of using asbestos webs in fuel cells.

Builder 3 & 2: Navy Training Course Manual

Builder 3 & 2: Navy Training Course Manual (1948)
Training Manual for the Seabees in the Construction Battalions. Asbestos cement pipe or Transite pipe for pipe lines.

Genuine Wopper Jaw Slip Jackets Catalog

Genuine Wopper Jaw Slip Jackets Catalog
Some of their products contained transite.

Mechanical Packings for Every Purpose: Catalog

Mechanical Packings for Every Purpose: Catalog
The Anchor Packing Company. WWII era reprint.

Plastics in Building

Plastics in Building (1966)
Asbestos filler used in Thermosetting Plastics and Phenolics or Phenol-formaldehyde resins. Vinyl Asbestos Tile and more uses.


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