Glove Dip Forms, Left and Right, Kerwin

Glove Dip Forms, Left and Right, Kerwin

     

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.

These forms were made using a model of astronaut Joe Kerwin's hands, and ILC Industries transferred them to the museum in 1973.

Gift of ILC Industries, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Joseph P. Kerwin
Manufacturer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.)

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.

These forms were made using a model of astronaut Joe Kerwin's hands, and ILC Industries transferred them to the museum in 1973.

Gift of ILC Industries, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Joseph P. Kerwin
Manufacturer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.)

ID: A19730066000