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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.11
Description Three-Fingered Gloves, c. 1972-1975. Three-fingered insulated gloves manufactured by Kebek Industries for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. Green nylon makes up the top side of the gloves with a band of black synthetic fur sewn over the area covering the back of the hand. The underside of the gloves is constructed with green nylon below the wrist and cream colored leather in the area of the palm and fingers, including the entire thumb sheath. On the inner side of the thumb sheath, a 1/8” strip of leather extends past the stitching on both gloves. The gloves are filled with synthetic batting and lined in white synthetic fabric. A 2” wide piece of red synthetic fur is sewn in the interior of the gloves just below the elasticized opening. Both gloves have a 1” x 4” white label sewn over the red faux fur for writing the glove owner's name. The right glove also has a fabric tag sewn above the plasticized label. Blue text printed on the tag reads, “Kebek / INDUSTRIES / KNOXVILLE TENN.” A black “L” is printed below.
This pair of gloves was issued to Jim Thompson after he completed safety training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. He notes that the gloves were one piece of a set of issued clothing, including an insulated parka, a secondary jacket worn underneath the parka, insulated pants with suspenders, boots with two sets of 1/2 inch felt liners, and heavy wool socks. These clothes protected workers on the construction site from extreme cold temperatures, moisture, wind, and in particular for this project, fire.
Object Name Glove, Work
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Three-Fingered Gloves, c. 1972-1975
Date c. 1972-1975
Creator Kebek Industries, Knoxville, Tennessee
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text “Kebek / INDUSTRIES / KNOXVILLE TENN” (printed in blue ink on fabric tag sewn inside wrist); “L” (printed in black ink at bottom center on fabric tag)
Provenance This pair of gloves was issued to Jim Thompson after he completed safety training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project in 1975.
Dimensions H-15 W-7.75 D-2.25 inches
Dimension Details Dimension 15 x 7.75 x 2.25 size per one glove
Search Terms Clothes
Clothing
Construction
Gloves
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Uniforms
Subjects Clothing & dress
Uniforms
Pipelines
People Thompson, James C. (Jim)