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

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement
1920s ad for Johns-Manville asbestos roofs.

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs

Modern Laboratory Appliances for Chemical, Metallurgical, Biological Labs (1942)
Fisher Scientific Catalog. Asbestos ebony furniture and hood linings, electric heater, Micro Asbestos Shield, Beaker Tongs, etc.

Ruberoid Built-Up Roofing Catalog

Ruberoid Built-Up Roofing Catalog (1966)
Built-up roofs with Asphalt Tarred Asbestos and with T/NA 200 roofing membrane which contained asbestos.

Port Terminal Operation

Port Terminal Operation (1945)
Asbestos storage, asbestos cement use.

Conversion Oil Burner Installations

Conversion Oil Burner Installations (1947)
Asbestos flake, asbestos rope, and moist asbestos use.

Johnson Service Company Advertisement

Johnson Service Company Advertisement
Asbestos switchboard panels.

Monsanto Plastics Fact File

Monsanto Plastics Fact File
Monsanto Chemical Company

Mar-Flex Plastic Magnesia Flooring Brochure

Mar-Flex Plastic Magnesia Flooring Brochure
Donaldson Floors Inc. Mar-Flex Floors contained powdered asbestos.

Alsop Engineering Advertisement

Alsop Engineering Advertisement
Hy-Speed Asbestos Filter Tank and Hy-Speed Asbestos Filterite.


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