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

GAF Vinyl Floors Catalog

GAF Vinyl Floors Catalog (1977)
Vinyl asbestos floor tile described and patterns are pictured. Also Vinyl Asbestos Feature Strip.

Floors: Selection and Maintenance

Floors: Selection and Maintenance (1968)
Section on Vinyl Asbestos tile.

Pennsylvania Flexible Metallic Tubing Co Advertisement

Pennsylvania Flexible Metallic Tubing Co Advertisement (1944)
Penflex Flexible Bronze Steam Hose is described as containing asbestos packing.

Draft Control Products Brochure

Draft Control Products Brochure
Walker Venturi-Top fits transite pipe.

Raybestos Brake Service Manual for Disc and Drum Brakes

Raybestos Brake Service Manual for Disc and Drum Brakes (1966)
This book lists many automobile manufacturers and models.

Powminco Asbestos Advertisement

Powminco Asbestos Advertisement
Powminco Asbestos was used in the rocket and missiles industry.

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