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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Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage

Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage (1967)
Asbestos use in plastics for aerospace and in epoxy, silicone, phenolic, and melamine plastics.

Vogt Valves Advertisement

Vogt Valves Advertisement
Vogt Forged Steel Flow Control Valves had steel-Asbestos gaskets.

Supervisors Safety Manual

Supervisors Safety Manual (1964)
Describes asbestos caused occupational diseases. Also info on asbestos suits, asbestos clothing, and respirators. Recommends asbestos blankets for use during welding.

Fireman: Navy Training Manual

Fireman: Navy Training Manual (1963)
Asbestos gaskets, asbestos packing, asbestos suits, asbestos gloves.

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog

Cafco Sound-Shield Catalog (1965)
Cafco Sound-Shield and Cafco Power-Shield both contained asbestos.

Carey Building Products Catalog

Carey Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Philip Carey Manufacturing Company. Asbestos shingles, built-up roofs, and asbestos-cement wallboard.

High-Temperature Plastics

High-Temperature Plastics (1962)
Raybestos-Manhattan asbestos reinforced molding compounds: Phenolic, Silicone, Epoxy. Du Ponts Teflon. Continental Diamond Fibre Corps asbestos laminate.


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