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

Benelex Insulation Advertisement

Benelex Insulation Advertisement (1969)
Asbestos cement board mentioned.

Atlantic Metal Hose Co Inc Advertisement

Atlantic Metal Hose Co Inc Advertisement
Circa 1956. Asbestos packed hose.

Armstrong Floors Catalog

Armstrong Floors Catalog (1964)
The asbestos containing flooring products described in this catalog are Asphalt Tile, Vinyl-Asbestos Tile, and Hydrocord.

Johns-Manville Documentation: Asbestos Roving, Yarn, and   Listings

Johns-Manville Documentation: Asbestos Roving, Yarn, and Listings (1947)
Info on manufacture of asbestos cloth, sewing asbestos cloth, insulation for electric heater cords, and more.

B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company Advertisement

B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company Advertisement
Circa 1924. Description of Goodrich Superheat Sheet Packing says that it contained asbestos.

Macalaster Bicknell Company Catalog

Macalaster Bicknell Company Catalog (1955)
Catalog of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment.

Lead to Control Sound and Vibration Brochure

Lead to Control Sound and Vibration Brochure (1964)
Lead and asbestos anti-vibration pads are described.

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