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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Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement

Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement
Circa 1946. Champion Spark Plug contained asbestos washer. This spark plug was used on Continental, Pratt & Whitney and Wright Aircraft Engines.

Water Supply Engineering

Water Supply Engineering (1959)
Describes the use of asbestos cement pipe. Also, compounds containing asbestos were used for joints in water pipes.

Phillips Cooling Tower Co & Marley Company Advertisements

Phillips Cooling Tower Co & Marley Company Advertisements
Circa 1959. Both Phillips Cooling Tower Company and Marley Company manufactured cooling towers with asbestos cement board casings.

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog

Infin-ac Flooring System Catalog
D. B. Framton & Company. Vinyl asbestos tile use.

Durez Division, Hooker Chemical Corp Catalog

Durez Division, Hooker Chemical Corp Catalog (1967)
Asbestos reinforced resins for aerospace, meeting military spec. Durez Hetron Fire-Retardant Resins.

Roebling Marine Products

Roebling Marine Products
Magnet wire with an asbestos tape cover.

St. Louis Fire Door Catalog

St. Louis Fire Door Catalog
Alsteel Fire Doors contained asbestos.

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