Mittens [Arctic Mittens]

King Manufacturing Company, Manufacturer

1952
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Maker and Role
King Manufacturing Company, Manufacturer
Production Date
1952
Description
Arctic Mittens worn by Derek Wright during Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-1958).

Pair of suede and khaki canvas gloves. Palm of mittens are suede, back of hands are an Alpaca pile, wrists are a cotton khaki with buckle for tightening at wrist and around forearm, domes around the wrist for attachment of removable wool and nylon liner, which also has domes around wrist. Printed in black inside wrist is " L / MITTENS, ARCTIC, M-1949 / N383S-69309 MIL-M-834A / MFG. 1952, LINER 60% WOOL 40% COTTON / BACK 55% Alpaca 45% COTTON / KING MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.". Gloves attached to each other with green lace. "WRIGHT" hand-written on both gloves.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Leather
Signature/Marks and Type
L / MITTENS, ARCTIC, M-1949 / N383S-69309 MIL-M-834A / MFG. 1952, LINER 60% WOOL 40% COTTON / BACK 55% Alpaca 45% COTTON / KING MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. Ink Stamp
WRIGHT Hand-written
Accession No
2017.23.11
Credit Line
King Manufacturing Company. 1952. Mittens [Arctic Mittens], 2017.23.11. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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