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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Abbe Equipment Catalog

Abbe Equipment Catalog
Asbestos could be pulverized, ground, or mixed in a wet or dry state in one of their mills.

Hunter Aluma-Shake Shingles Catalog

Hunter Aluma-Shake Shingles Catalog
Asbestos felt used with their aluminum shingles.

Marine Engine and Fire Room Guide

Marine Engine and Fire Room Guide (1943)
Detailed chart lists when asbestos packings are used for specific services and joints.

General Refractories Company Catalog Pages

General Refractories Company Catalog Pages
GREFCO Plastic Insulation contained asbestos.

Kennedy Catalog No. 78

Kennedy Catalog No. 78 (1955)
Asbestos packing used in valves. Asbestos composition discs. Asbestos Pipe used for connections.

OK Machinery Division Advertisement

OK Machinery Division Advertisement
Hoists with asbestos friction lining.

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring
Circa 1924. Troegerlith Flooring, a Magnesite Asbestos Composition.

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