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

Electrical Insulation Advertisement for J. J. Glenn and Company

Electrical Insulation Advertisement for J. J. Glenn and Company (1967)
Asbestos Tapes is one of the products listed in this advertisement.

Fibrolite Water Pipes Advertisement

Fibrolite Water Pipes Advertisement (1953)
Hardie's Fibrolite Asbestos-Cement High Pressure Pipes for water supply. James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd (Australia)

Collyer Insulated Wire Co Advertisement

Collyer Insulated Wire Co Advertisement (1944)
Asbestos insulated wire for shipboard cables. Ad says that their products were used by the U.S. Navy and shipbuilders everywhere.

Johnson Service Company Advertisement

Johnson Service Company Advertisement
Asbestos switchboard panels.

Johns-Manville Documentation: Asbestos Fiber

Johns-Manville Documentation: Asbestos Fiber
General information on Raw Asbestos Fiber, Grading of Fiber, and description of the desirable properties of fiber used in the manufacture of products.

Styrofoam Insulation Catalog

Styrofoam Insulation Catalog (1965)
Insulation for Built-up roofing. Asbestos felt use shown. The Dow Chemical Company.

Health in Industry

Health in Industry (1959)
Recommends methods such as ventilation and respirators to prevent asbestosis.

Independent Blade Company Advertisement

Independent Blade Company Advertisement
Blades for cutting asbestos shingles.


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