Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Tel (203) 740-8140

Rail Road Work Gloves  were worn year around.  The large cuffs prevented sparks from entering the firemanís shirt.   The cuffs also protected the worker from injury as he climbed aboard the engine cab or as he moved from car to car.  A rail road employee had to be athletic to climb aboard or jump off a moving train!  Not a good time to get oneís shirt caught on a moving train

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