Alaska Ocean Coveralls

Alaska Ocean Coveralls

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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
place made
Norway
Associated Place
United States: Alaska
North Pacific
Bering Sea
United States: Pacific Coast
United States: Washington
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
ID Number
2007.0178.20
catalog number
2007.0178.20
accession number
2007.0178
Credit Line
Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks
subject
Fishing
Contemporary United States
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition
On the Water
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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