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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Occupational Health Practice

Occupational Health Practice (1973)
Asbestos and Cancer, Mesothelial tumours, and Protective Clothing.

Piping Design and Engineering

Piping Design and Engineering (1951)
Grinnell Company. Asbestos-Cement Pipe, Asbestos Gaskets.

Maid-O-Mist Catalog

Maid-O-Mist Catalog (1957)
Automatic Convector Humidifiers used asbestos.

Utilitiesman 3 & 2 Vol. 1: Navy Training Manual

Utilitiesman 3 & 2 Vol. 1: Navy Training Manual (1983)
Safety guidelines for cutting cement-asbestos pipe. Asbestos filled gasket used in a fire hydrant. Asbestos insulation.

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement
Many asbestos products described, including corrugated sheets, pipe insulation, paper, millboard, gaskets, etc.

Armstrong Flooring Catalog: Product Data for Builders

Armstrong Flooring Catalog: Product Data for Builders (1967)
Armstrong Cork Company. Asphalt tile contained asbestos, as did Weatheron Outdoor Flooring, Vinyl Corlon Flooring and Vinyl-Asbestos Tile.

Mastic Tile Brochure

Mastic Tile Brochure
MA-TI-CO Greaseproof Tile contained asbestos. It was used for restaurants, kitchens, and laboratories.


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