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

Crane Packing Company Advertisement

Crane Packing Company Advertisement
John Crane Super Seal Plastic Packing contained asbestos.

Farrel-Birmingham Company Inc Advertisement

Farrel-Birmingham Company Inc Advertisement
Vintage advertisement from a company that produced asbestos machinery.

McCollum Hoist & Mfg Co Advertisement

McCollum Hoist & Mfg Co Advertisement (1943)
Chain Hoists had asbestos load brake discs.

Careyduct Advertisement

Careyduct Advertisement
Describes air duct made out of asbestos materials.

Ruberoid Building Products Catalog

Ruberoid Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Asbestos Cement Shingles, Asbestos Cement Siding and Asbestos Building Board.

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