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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Security Fire Door Company Catalog

Security Fire Door Company Catalog
Circa 1965. Steel plate ele

ator door type SP-1 contained asbestos insulation.

Asbestos: Its Origin, Production and Utilization

Asbestos: Its Origin, Production and Utilization (1959)
Chapters on asbestos mining, milling, uses, and more. Also, discusses glass fibers as an asbestos substitute.

Polyester Resins

Polyester Resins (1964)
Author from The Glidden Company. Asbestos reinforced plastics. Raybestos-Manhattan trade name No

abestos electrical insulation.

Popular Science Magazine, 1965

Popular Science Magazine, 1965
Asbestos roofing and siding.

Vanco Roof Ventilators Catalog

Vanco Roof Ventilators Catalog (1960)
Asbestos is mentioned in the description of roof

entilators.

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