Glove Dip Form, Left Hand, Lovell

Glove Dip Form, Left Hand, Lovell

     

These black rubber hand shapes are forms used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. They were made from a cast of the astronaut's hands, and were inserted into a nylon glove and then dipped in a rubber/neoprene compound. The result of the dipping process became the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program.

This form was made using a model of astronaut James Lovell's left hand, and ILC Industries transferred it and its mate to the museum in 1973.

Gift of ILC Industries, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
James A. Lovell Jr.
Manufacturer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Rubber/Neoprene, Steel, Aluminum
Dimensions
Approximate: 15.24 x 12.7cm (6in. x 5in.)
Approximate: 15.24 x 8.26 x 13.34cm (6in. x 3 1/4in. x 5 1/4in.)

These black rubber hand shapes are forms used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. They were made from a cast of the astronaut's hands, and were inserted into a nylon glove and then dipped in a rubber/neoprene compound. The result of the dipping process became the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program.

This form was made using a model of astronaut James Lovell's left hand, and ILC Industries transferred it and its mate to the museum in 1973.

Gift of ILC Industries, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
James A. Lovell Jr.
Manufacturer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Rubber/Neoprene, Steel, Aluminum
Dimensions
Approximate: 15.24 x 12.7cm (6in. x 5in.)
Approximate: 15.24 x 8.26 x 13.34cm (6in. x 3 1/4in. x 5 1/4in.)

ID: A19730068000