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

Pacific Foundry Company Catalog

Pacific Foundry Company Catalog
1940s. Asbestos rope or wicking used for packing with Corrosiron drain pipe and fittings.

Pollution Control in the Asbestos, Cement, Glass, and Allied Mineral Industries

Pollution Control in the Asbestos, Cement, Glass, and Allied Mineral Industries (1975)
Emissions and air quality control for limiting asbestos fiber dust exposure in asbestos industry, mining, milling, etc. Air and water pollution.

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Catalog

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Catalog
1930s. Careystone contained asbestos and cement. Uses included roofing and siding.

Colonial Hand Split Shingles Catalog

Colonial Hand Split Shingles Catalog
Circa 1968. Asbestos paper mentioned.

Transite Pressure Pipe Documentation

Transite Pressure Pipe Documentation (1949)
Transite Pressure Pipe used in waterworks throughout the United States.

Benelex Insulation Advertisement

Benelex Insulation Advertisement (1969)
Asbestos cement board mentioned.

Packings Catalog - Untied States Rubber Company

Packings Catalog - Untied States Rubber Company (1929)
Many of the products in this catalog are described as made out of asbestos!

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