Laboratory Catalogs that Feature Asbestos Products

Asbestos was used in laboratories and both students and professionals may have been exposed to it. Many scientific supply catalogs featured asbestos products like asbestos cloth, cement, paper, gloves, and mittens. Asbestos was even one of the rocks provided in a common mineral and rock collection that was sold to schools.

A. Daigger Laboratory Apparatus, Chemicals, Instruments and Supplies Catalog

A. Daigger Laboratory Apparatus, Chemicals, Instruments and Supplies Catalog (1952)
Laboratory supplies include asbestos paper, board, mats, gloves, furnace parts, a shield for a heater, and more.

Thomas Scientific Apparatus and Reagents Catalog

Thomas Scientific Apparatus and Reagents Catalog (1965)
Supply catalog featuring many asbestos containing products, like heaters, beaker tongs, gloves, mats, etc.

Laboratory Furniture Co Inc Advertisement

Laboratory Furniture Co Inc Advertisement
Describes fume hoods made out of asbestos.

Johns-Manville Documentation on Chemstone

Johns-Manville Documentation on Chemstone (1952)
Chemstone, an asbestos material, was used for table tops, fume hoods, and ducts.

Knight-Ware Laboratory Equipment Catalog

Knight-Ware Laboratory Equipment Catalog
Asbestos rope used to make joints. Asbestos wicking use also diagrammed.

Wilkens-Anderson Catalog 61 of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies

Wilkens-Anderson Catalog 61 of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies (1960)
Precision-Thelco Ovens with asbestos gasket or transite walls. Seitz Asbestos Filters. Furnace with asbestos end heads. Asbestos Board, etc.

Macalaster Bicknell Company Catalog

Macalaster Bicknell Company Catalog (1955)
Catalog of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment.

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs (1942)
Fisher Scientific Catalog. Asbestos ebony furniture and hood linings, electric heater, Micro Asbestos Shield, Beaker Tongs, etc.

Braun-Knecht-Heimann Catalog No. 40: Laboratory Instruments, Apparatus, Supplies

Braun-Knecht-Heimann Catalog No. 40: Laboratory Instruments, Apparatus, Supplies (1940)
Scientific catalog has asbestos apron, board, cloth, paper, wick packing, ascarite. Asbestos in clamps, chaddock burner, Thelco Electric Ovens, etc.

Stansi Laboratory Apparatus Catalog No. 164

Stansi Laboratory Apparatus Catalog No. 164 (1963)
Manufacturer and distributor of science apparatus for schools and colleges. Ovens with asbestos insulation, asbestos mineral sample, and more asbestos products.

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