Protective Sleeves

These vinyl sleeves are worn from the wrist to just above the elbow by people working in the factory aboard the trawler Alaska Ocean. Worn tucked into work gloves, the sleeves help keep a worker’s forearms dry. The company supplies such sleeves, which are cleaned frequently and reused. An estimated 200 pairs of sleeves were stocked aboard the Alaska Ocean during the 2007 season. The Alaska Ocean operates in the North Pacific and the Bering Sea.
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Physical Description
polyvinyl chloride (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 8 in x 1 in; 44.45 cm x 20.32 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Poulsbo
Associated Place
United States: Alaska
North Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
United States: Pacific Coast
United States: Washington
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Contemporary United States
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Industry & Manufacturing
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Natural Resources
On the Water exhibit
On the Water
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks
Related Publication
On the Water online exhibition
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