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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Century Asbestos Corrugated Brochure

Century Asbestos Corrugated Brochure
Circa 1952. Keasbey & Mattison Company. Asbestos corrugated roofing and siding.

USG Insulations and Hardboard Technical Information

USG Insulations and Hardboard Technical Information (1960)
Asbestos use mentioned for poultry houses. Also asbestos cement shingle use mentioned.

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)

Okonite Insulated Wires and Cables for Marine Needs Brief Catalog

Okonite Insulated Wires and Cables for Marine Needs Brief Catalog (1944)
WWII era catalog describes Okonite cables for marine use on Navy ships and other vessels. Asbestos insulation and protective coverings.


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