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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Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog
D. B. Framton & Company. Vinyl asbestos tile use.

Duraflex Asphalt Tile Brochure

Duraflex Asphalt Tile Brochure
Tile contained asbestos and was used in schools, hospitals, and more.

Health in Industry

Health in Industry (1959)
Recommends methods such as ventilation and respirators to prevent asbestosis.

Graybar Condensed Catalog

Graybar Condensed Catalog (1954)
Features wires and cables that contained asbestos, including Deltabeston Boiler Room Wire, Fixture Wire, Apparatus Cable and Heater Cord.

Cafco Blaze-Shield Fireproofing Brochure

Cafco Blaze-Shield Fireproofing Brochure (1965)
Describes their asbestos product for direct-to-steel fireproofing of beams, girders, joists, spandrels, columns, and cellular floor systems.


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