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

The Garlock Packing Company Catalog F

The Garlock Packing Company Catalog F (1940)
Asbestos Gaskets, Sheet Packings, Locomotive Packing, Pump Packing, Valve Rings, Steam Duo Packing, Chevron Packing, Packing for Elesco Pumps, Blue Asbestos Packing, etc.

Formica Advertisement

Formica Advertisement
Circa 1954. An asbestos grade of Formica for high temperatures is mentioned.

Manual of Industrial Medicine

Manual of Industrial Medicine (1956)
Section on Asbestosis. Lung carcinomas also mentioned.

Supervisors Safety Manual

Supervisors Safety Manual (1980)
Occupational diseases caused by asbestos dust. Uses of asbestos, including the use of asbestos blankets and curtains for protection during welding operations.

Karnak Asphalt Products Catalog

Karnak Asphalt Products Catalog
Asbestos containing dampproofing products and insulation mastic.

Radix Wire Company Advertisement & Info

Radix Wire Company Advertisement & Info (1971)
Ad for asbestos covered wire. Asbestos covered high temperature cable.

Durez Advertisement

Durez Advertisement
Hooker Chemical Corp, Subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Asbestos is mentioned in the description of "Hetron Fire-Retardant Polyester Resins"

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