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

Carey Building Products Catalog

Carey Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Philip Carey Manufacturing Company. Asbestos shingles, built-up roofs, and asbestos-cement wallboard.

Control Valve Handbook

Control Valve Handbook (1977)
Fisher Controls. TFE-Impregnated Asbestos, Graphited Asbestos, and Semi-Metallic Packing.

Tnemec Coatings Brochure

Tnemec Coatings Brochure
Asbestos Roof Coating

Edison Packings

Edison Packings
(1920s). Edison Packing & Sales Co. Evertite boiler covering, heatproof gasket, etc. U.S. Navy use.

Johns-Manville Service to Industry

Johns-Manville Service to Industry (1924)
Refractory cement is one of the products described in this catalog style book.

Vitricon Brochure

Vitricon Brochure
Vitricon incombustible coating for walls. Compared to asbestos-cement board.


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