Protective Sleeves

Description
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.
Object Name
sleeves
date made
2007
Associated Date
2007
maker
Grundens
Physical Description
polyvinyl chloride (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
2007.0178.15
catalog number
2007.0178.15
accession number
2007.0178
subject
Fishing
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
On the Water exhibit
event
Contemporary United States
See more items in
Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

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