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
Floating Floors Catalog
Subsidiary of National Lead Company. Circa 1968. Vinyl asbestos tile was one of the options.
Cafco Heat-Shield and Power-Shield Catalog (1965)
Two sprayed asbestos products described, Cafco Heat-Shield and Cafco Power-Shield.
Furnace Expansion Joints Documentation (1935)
Johns-Manville. Boiler expansion joints are packed with asbestos rope or jelly-rolls.
Gravity Code and Manual for the Design and Installation of Gravity Warm Air Heating Systems (1947)
Use of asbestos paper, asbestos cement, and air cell asbestos.
Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Inc (May 1950) (1950)
Asbestos used in the Navy firefighting suit.
Vulcanized Fibre by National Vulcanized Fibre (NVF) Advertisement
Phenolite Laminated Plastic contained asbestos. Also, Palmetto asbestos packing and Johns-Manville products.
Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement
Many asbestos products described, including corrugated sheets, pipe insulation, paper, millboard, gaskets, etc.
Jaeger Machine Co Advertisement
Jaeger Concrete Mixers with Hoist had a cone clutch made with asbestos.