X-Ray Gloves (ca. 1940s, 1950s)
|This is a pair of size 9 lead-lined leather gloves manufactured by Wolf X-Ray Products Inc. of New York City. Each glove weighs approximately 0.6 kg. The printing on the inside of the glove indicates that they are "lead equivalent 0.5 mm."|
Their primary use would have been in fluoroscopy where, for example, the physician would occasionally have to reach into the x-ray beam to manipulate the patient.
Quoting a 1940s Wolf X-Ray Products advertisement: " Superflex, The
Aristocrat of X-Ray Gloves. The Wolf Superflex glove is nationally known
as the finest.
The constant repeat demand for these gloves throughout the world is proof of their superior quality."
Size: approximately 13" long
Advertisements. American Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy. 1942, 1945 and 1949.
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