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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Sewers for Growing America

Sewers for Growing America (1966)
Published by Certain-Teed Products Corporation, Pipe Division. Fluid-Tite Asbestos Pipe is described in detail, including asbestos content, installation instructions, etc.

Roof Insulation Systems Catalog

Roof Insulation Systems Catalog (1965)
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation. Asbestos mentioned in the section about Poured Gypsum Decks.

Instructions Relative to Heat Insulation

Instructions Relative to Heat Insulation (1939)
U.S. Navy. Section on 85% Magnesia. Specific instructions on what should be insulated and how old magnesia can be re-used.

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences (1987)
This book has a study on exposure of sheet metal workers to asbestos.

Celotex Sound Conditioning Catalog

Celotex Sound Conditioning Catalog (1947)
Cemesto brand perforated asbestos board was used with Celotex rock wool units.

The Chemistry of Building Materials

The Chemistry of Building Materials (1970)
1970s book with information on asbestos use in building, including sprayed asbestos, slabs, mats, insulation, and more.


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