Stores reference 22c/425-430. Size large. Rare and sought after 'chemically heated' gauntlets. Manufactured in untreated suede/sheepskin with chromed leather on the thumbs and gussets between the fingers. An adjustable press-studded strap runs adjacent to the cuffs. Shearling lined with a proofed cotton pocket stitched into each glove - this used to hold a chemical 'Everhot' bag which when dampened would provide heat for up to six hours. In practice these gloves proved to be rather bulky and chemical burns were not uncommon. This pair is really quite clean but there are a few small holes in the sheepskin sections of the fingers and some stitched repairs to the left forefinger and right gusset area. All of the chromed leather is good if a little dry with some surface wear. Both gloves retain a cuff strap, each with a fading A.I.D. stamp. One of the strap press studs is absent and the remainder have verdigris deposits but this can be removed with care should the buyer choose to do so. Very good linings bar one small patch inserted at the cuff (see photograph), both internal cotton pockets are in place. 1940 pattern gauntlets are difficult to find and when they do turn up are often heavily soiled and in very poor condition. This is one of the better pairs we have been able to offer for some years. Stock code GA22083.