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

New Brunswick Iron Works Advertisement

New Brunswick Iron Works Advertisement
Circa 1924. Water Tube Boiler had casing lined with asbestos Sil-O-Cel insulation.

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.

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement
Robertson Protected Metal and Robertson Galbestos Metal for roofing and siding material. Use on industrial chemical buildings.

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500

1953 Wagner Catalog AU500 (1953)
Asbestos brake lining.

Ruberoid Flooring and Tile Catalog

Ruberoid Flooring and Tile Catalog
Circa 1968. Ruberoid Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile for use in schools, hospitals, stores, commercial buildings, etc. Color choices and patterns.

Armstrong Cork Catalog: Floors, Wall Coverings, & Counter Tops

Armstrong Cork Catalog: Floors, Wall Coverings, & Counter Tops (1960)
Tile patterns and specifications for Armstrong Excelon Tile, a vinyl-asbestos tile.

Weil-McLain Boiler for Oil: No. 78 Brochure

Weil-McLain Boiler for Oil: No. 78 Brochure (1949)
Weil-McLain boiler contained asbestos filler.

Nicholson Traps, Floats, and Valves Catalog

Nicholson Traps, Floats, and Valves Catalog
Circa 1952. Valves contained rubber or asbestos gaskets.

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