Glove Dip Forms, Left and Right, Irwin

Glove Dip Forms, Left and Right, Irwin

     

These black rubber hand shapes are molds used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. Made from a cast of the astronaut's hands in a neutral position, spacesuit technicians would place a nylon glove over each rubber form and then dip it into a rubber/neoprene compound. This created the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program with ILC Industries' A7-L and A7-LB spacesuits.

These forms were made from a cast of astronaut James Irwin's hands. NASA transferred them to the museum in 1973.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
James B. Irwin

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Rubber, Metal, Epoxy
Dimensions
Approximate: 11.43 x 31.75 x 16.51cm (4 1/2in. x 1ft 1/2in. x 6 1/2in.) box

These black rubber hand shapes are molds used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. Made from a cast of the astronaut's hands in a neutral position, spacesuit technicians would place a nylon glove over each rubber form and then dip it into a rubber/neoprene compound. This created the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program with ILC Industries' A7-L and A7-LB spacesuits.

These forms were made from a cast of astronaut James Irwin's hands. NASA transferred them to the museum in 1973.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
James B. Irwin

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Rubber, Metal, Epoxy
Dimensions
Approximate: 11.43 x 31.75 x 16.51cm (4 1/2in. x 1ft 1/2in. x 6 1/2in.) box

ID: A19730064000