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Hello everyone. I recently bought some heat resistant gloves that are 80's-modern era. I've been told these are made with Kevlar, and others who say these were made with asbestos. They are the yellow gloves with a tag and DSA, not the white style WWII gloves. Was wondering if anyone knows for sure whether or not these were made with asbestos. I've had people tell me that even if they are, there's nothing to worry about. But the last thing I want is for a pair of asbestos gloves to be sitting around with my collection.

Always interested in items related to the 37th Infantry Division or 145th Infantry Regiment in WWII

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A NSN database website has that style of mitten listed as being made out of aramid overall, which is an asbestos substitute.

 

http://www.nsn-now.com/Indexing/ViewDetail.aspx?QString=8415010920039

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That does help. So asbestos substitute....as in not asbestos? Sorry, just making sure haha.

Always interested in items related to the 37th Infantry Division or 145th Infantry Regiment in WWII

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That is the asbestos mitt, although made with aramid. It was standard issue to M60 machine gunners. It was used to change out the barrels of the M60. I still have my asbestos mitt with my M60 spare barrel bag. I was issued the mitt in the early 1980's.

 

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It's not asbestos if it's made with aramid though. I know the WWII gloves were for sure made with asbestos, but I thought in the 1980's they changed what they were made out of and added the tag/DSA to it.

Always interested in items related to the 37th Infantry Division or 145th Infantry Regiment in WWII

"Let them not be forgotten for they have shown the world that freedom is not free"

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Also, thank you to everyone for the help on this! Was afraid they were actually made of asbestos.

Always interested in items related to the 37th Infantry Division or 145th Infantry Regiment in WWII

"Let them not be forgotten for they have shown the world that freedom is not free"

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