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

General Kompolite Advertisement

General Kompolite Advertisement
Circa 1924. Kompolite floor and wainscot composed of magnesium asbestos.

Inorganic Fibres

Inorganic Fibres (1958)
Asbestos Textiles, Asbestos in the Plastics Industry, Asbestos in the Electrical Industry and much more.

Sewers for Growing America

Sewers for Growing America (1966)
Published by Certain-Teed Products Corporation, Pipe Division. Fluid-Tite Asbestos Pipe is described in detail, including asbestos content, installation instructions, etc.

Duraflex Asphalt Tile Brochure

Duraflex Asphalt Tile Brochure
Tile contained asbestos and was used in schools, hospitals, and more.

W-K-M Valves Catalog

W-K-M Valves Catalog (1967)
WKM Valve Division of ACF Industries Incorporated. Valve contained TFE-asbestos packing.

Havens Cooling Towers Advertisement

Havens Cooling Towers Advertisement
Circa 1970. Havens Steel Company. Havens Cooling Towers used asbestos honeycomb fill.


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