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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Mechanical Packings for Every Purpose: Catalog

Mechanical Packings for Every Purpose: Catalog
The Anchor Packing Company. WWII era reprint.

The Chemistry of Building Materials

The Chemistry of Building Materials (1970)
1970s book with information on asbestos use in building, including sprayed asbestos, slabs, mats, insulation, and more.

Genuine Wopper Jaw Slip Jackets Catalog

Genuine Wopper Jaw Slip Jackets Catalog
Some of their products contained transite.

The Philip Carey Company - Lot of 1930s Documents

The Philip Carey Company - Lot of 1930s Documents
Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing and Siding, Built-up Roofing, and Heat Insulation.

Dresser Manufacturing Advertisement

Dresser Manufacturing Advertisement
Circa 1972. Dresser Industries. Asbestos cement used in M&H Gate Valves.

Exterior/Interior Wall Surfacing Systems Catalog

Exterior/Interior Wall Surfacing Systems Catalog (1976)
Finestone Corporation. Their wall surfacing systems could be applied to asbestos-cement board.

Fireman: Navy Training Courses

Fireman: Navy Training Courses (1951)
This 1950s Navy publication has information about asbestos gaskets, asbestos packing, and an asbestos suit used in firefighting.

Airman: Navy Training Manual

Airman: Navy Training Manual (1965)
Asbestos fiber used on the exhaust cone and asbestos hood & gloves used during firefighting.

Health in Relation to Occupation

Health in Relation to Occupation (1939)
This is an early medical book on occupational health from London, England. Asbestosis is described.

Floors: Selection and Maintenance

Floors: Selection and Maintenance (1968)
Section on Vinyl Asbestos tile.

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