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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S.O.S. Products Advertisement

S.O.S. Products Advertisement
Circa 1956. Furnace cement contained asbestos.

Transite Flue Pipe Documentation

Transite Flue Pipe Documentation (1950)
Describes transite flue pipe as being made out of asbestos and cement. Pictures of installations and application instructions.

Insulation of Power Plant Equipment Documentation

Insulation of Power Plant Equipment Documentation
Johns-Manville asbestos products used in boiler rooms.

Thermobestos Blocks - Johns-Manville Documentation

Thermobestos Blocks - Johns-Manville Documentation
Thermobestos blocks for insulating boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, and other equipment.

Diamond PVC Resins Catalog

Diamond PVC Resins Catalog
Describes Resin FCR for vinyl-asbestos flooring.

Wasco Flashings Catalog

Wasco Flashings Catalog (1966)
American Cyanamid Company. Asbestos cement.

Rust-Oleum Catalog

Rust-Oleum Catalog (1951)
Sealers for asbestos are described.

Industrial Toxicology

Industrial Toxicology (1974)
Fibrogenic Dusts. History of knowledge about asbestos illness dating back to 1907. Chest X-ray changes, treatment, safe levels of asbestos dust, respiratory protection.

Johns-Manville Thermomix Advertisement

Johns-Manville Thermomix Advertisement
Late 1960s. Phenolic resin combined with asbestos (chrysotile and crocidolite) for aerospace use.

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500 (1953)
Asbestos brake lining.


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