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

Porter Insulating Tapes Advertisement

Porter Insulating Tapes Advertisement (1967)
Thermoid Division of H. K. Porter Company. Asbestos cable wrap for underground installations.

Asbestos, Smoking and Disease: The Scientific Evidence

Asbestos, Smoking and Disease: The Scientific Evidence (1982)
Asbestos and asbestos-related diseases (including asbestosis and mesothelioma), and smoking and asbestos interactions.

Raybestos-Manhattan Novabestos Cable Advertisement

Raybestos-Manhattan Novabestos Cable Advertisement (1967)
Asbestos Textile Division advertisement for Novabestos cable with asbestos filler in it.

Carey Heat Insulation Brochure

Carey Heat Insulation Brochure
Circa 1947. Philip Carey Mfg Co. Asbestos board for air conditioning duct, 85% Magnesia for Power Systems, and more.

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