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."

X-Ray Gloves (ca. 1940s, 1950s)
X-Ray Gloves (ca. 1940s, 1950s)

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. 

  • Soft
  • Pliable
  • Protective

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.