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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Insulations for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels, and Cold Rooms

Insulations for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels, and Cold Rooms (1960)
Armstrong Cork Company catalog describes the asbestos containing emulsion and weatherproof plastic products.

Instructions Relative to Piping, Fittings, and Packing

Instructions Relative to Piping, Fittings, and Packing (1941)
United States Navy. Packing identification numbers. Recommendations for asbestos packing use. Asbestos Gasket use.

Flexrock Mechanical Packings Catalog

Flexrock Mechanical Packings Catalog
Many kinds of asbestos packing.

Boiler House Practice

Boiler House Practice (1953)
1950s technical book describes the use of asbestos insulation and 85% Magnesia.

Flexitallic Spiral-Wound Gaskets Advertisement

Flexitallic Spiral-Wound Gaskets Advertisement
Gaskets made of Canadian Asbestos, Blue African Asbestos and Teflon-Impregnated Asbestos.

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials: 3rd Quarter, 1963

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials: 3rd Quarter, 1963 (1963)
Directory lists asbestos product manufacturers and advertisements for Anchor Packing Company & Philip Carey.

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring

Cheney & Company Advertisement for Troegerlith Flooring
Circa 1924. Troegerlith Flooring, a Magnesite Asbestos Composition.

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