Alaska Ocean Coveralls

Description
Fish processors, laboratory staff, inspectors, supervisors, and others who work in the factory aboard the Alaska Ocean wear royal blue coveralls like these when on duty. These polyester coveralls are worn over other clothing to maintain standards of hygiene in the factory. Some processors change their coveralls several times during their daily 12-hour shift, which can extend to kicker shifts of an additional three hours. Because clean coveralls are always in demand, the factory’s laundry crew keeps the industrial washers and dryers running continuously. The coveralls, with the words Alaska Ocean emblazoned across the back, zip up the front and are typically worn tucked into boots.
Object Name
coveralls
date made
2006
Associated Date
2007
used
McFarland, Thelma
maker
Fristads
Physical Description
85% polyester, 15% cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 62 in x 56 1/2 in x 1 in; 157.48 cm x 143.51 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
Norway
Associated Place
United States: Alaska
North Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
United States: Pacific Coast
United States: Washington
ID Number
2007.0178.20
catalog number
2007.0178.20
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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