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

1968 Popular Science Magazine

1968 Popular Science Magazine (1968)
Article on repairing the lawn mower mentions the use of an asbestos head gasket.

Devoe Color Comfort Brochure

Devoe Color Comfort Brochure (1947)
This vintage Devoe Paint catalog mentions Devoe Asbestos Roof Coating Liquid.

The J. H. Day Company Advertisement

The J. H. Day Company Advertisement
Kneading and Mixing Machine for asbestos plastics.


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