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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Transite Pipes for the Home - Advertisement
1950s. Johns-Manville. Transite pipes are described as asbestos-cement. Sewer pipe, air duct, & vent pipe.
Fletcher Works Inc Advertisement
Circa 1931. Asbestos lining brake for centrifugals.
Prehler Electrical Insulation Company Advertisement (1967)
3M Company subsidiary was a distributor for American Asbestos Textile Corp.
Thermal Insulation & Sound Control Products Catalogs
Forty-Eight Insulations Inc. A diagram shows the use of asbestos board.
Cottrell Paper Company Advertisements (1969)
Copalam. Class F asbestos-glass laminate insulation material.
Colors in Tile - Kentile Floors Catalog (1965)
Asphalt tile described as containing asbestos. Also Vinyl Asbestos Tile described as a very common flooring choice. Many patterns pictured.
Ruberoid Flooring and Tile Catalog
Circa 1968. Ruberoid Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile for use in schools, hospitals, stores, commercial buildings, etc. Color choices and patterns.