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

Rambusch Lighting Catalog

Rambusch Lighting Catalog (1960)
Asbestos gaskets used.

General Kompolite Ad<p>ertisement

General Kompolite Ad

Circa 1924. Kompolite floor and wainscot composed of magnesium asbestos.

Zonolite Building Insulation Catalog

Zonolite Building Insulation Catalog (1960)

ermiculite fill insulation for masonry and attics.

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products

Industrial Products: Thermoid Rubber, Friction and Textile Products
H K Porter Company, Thermoid Di

ision. Asbestos textiles and other products.

Cyanamid Plastics Catalog

Cyanamid Plastics Catalog (1954)
American Cyanamid Company. Melmac 405 Laminating Resin description mentions asbestos.

Abbe Processing Equipment Catalog

Abbe Processing Equipment Catalog
Rotary cutters and mills that could be used with asbestos.

Eureka Packing Company Ad<p>ertisement

Eureka Packing Company Ad

Eureka Asbestos Lead Joint Runners for cast iron pipe and sewer pipe.

Paul O. Abbe Inc Ad<p>ertisement

Paul O. Abbe Inc Ad

Their rotary cutters were used with asbestos.

Insulations for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels, and Cold Rooms

Insulations for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels, and Cold Rooms (1960)
Armstrong Cork Company catalog describes the asbestos containing emulsion and weatherproof plastic products.


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