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
Armstrong Ceiling Systems Catalog (1965)
Specifications for Perforated Asbestos Board for Ceilings.
Gold Bond Building Products Catalog (1947)
National Gypsum Company. Gold Bond Insulating Cement contained asbestos.
Smith & Kanzler / Sonoco Advertisement
Circa 1956. Smith & Kanzler asbestos insulation products. Sonoco Sonoairduct-XP Fibre Duct for warm air systems contained asbestos outer wrap.
MP Pumps Advertisement
Pump contained Asbestos/Metallic packing.
Sound Control - Johns-Manville Catalog (1961)
Transite Acoustical Panels are described as containing perforated asbestos-cement.
Monoxivent Exhaust Eliminating Equipment Brochure
Transite Pipe used for stack ducting.
Jet-Acoustic and Jet-Sulation - Air-O-Therm Catalog
Information about sprayed asbestos fibres.
Norton Grinding Wheels Recommendations
Norton Abrasives advertisement describes the grinding wheels for use with asbestos, brake lining, and transite board.