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

Graybar General Catalog No. 103

Graybar General Catalog No. 103 (1948)
Asbestos insulated electrical wire and cable. Also asbestos insulation.


Dust (1934)
Very early publication about the dangers of asbestos dust.

Vogt Catalog F-11

Vogt Catalog F-11 (1970)
Asbestos used for packings and gaskets.

Super Sky Products Co Catalog

Super Sky Products Co Catalog
Asbestos cloth used in skylight assembly.

Sonneborn Building Products Catalog

Sonneborn Building Products Catalog
Spray Mastic has a heavy content of asbestos. Other Hydrocide Mastic products contained asbestos too.

St. Louis Fire Door Catalog

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

The Marley Company Advertisement

The Marley Company Advertisement
Circa 1944. Transite used for draft towers.

The Houghton Line Advertisement

The Houghton Line Advertisement (1973)
Features a packing table which lists uses for viton asbestos fabric, butyl asbestos fabric, and neoprene asbestos fabric.


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