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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Automotive Mechanics

Automotive Mechanics (1975)
Head gaskets contained asbestos.

Lead to Control Sound and Vibration Brochure

Lead to Control Sound and Vibration Brochure (1964)
Lead and asbestos anti-vibration pads are described.

Powminco Asbestos Fibers Ad

Powminco Asbestos Fibers Ad
Powhatan Mining Company. Circa 1961. Powminco Asbestos used as a filler in phenolic and polyester resins.

Monsanto Plastics Fact File

Monsanto Plastics Fact File
Monsanto Chemical Company

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.

Conversion Oil Burner Installations

Conversion Oil Burner Installations (1947)
Asbestos flake, asbestos rope, and moist asbestos use.

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