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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Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement

Link-Belt Clutches Advertisement
Clutches have asbestos friction lining.

Engineman 1 & C: Navy Training Manual

Engineman 1 & C: Navy Training Manual (1983)
Asbestos packing was used on hydraulic transmissions of auxiliary machinery.

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement
Many asbestos products described, including corrugated sheets, pipe insulation, paper, millboard, gaskets, etc.

Glidden Protective Maintenance Coatings Catalog

Glidden Protective Maintenance Coatings Catalog (1968)
Specifies the coatings for asbestos insulation and asbestos cement.

B. F. Goodrich Steam Hose Advertisement

B. F. Goodrich Steam Hose Advertisement
Steam Hose contained asbestos cord breaker.

Philip Carey Insulation Catalog

Philip Carey Insulation Catalog (1964)
Asbestos cements and other asbestos insulation products described.

Health in Relation to Occupation

Health in Relation to Occupation (1939)
This is an early medical book on occupational health from London, England. Asbestosis is described.

Laboratory Furniture Co Inc Advertisement

Laboratory Furniture Co Inc Advertisement
Describes fume hoods made out of asbestos.

Gilso-Therm Underground Pipe Advertisement

Gilso-Therm Underground Pipe Advertisement
Gilso-Therm can insulate asbestos cement pipe.

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