Canterbury CCC iN-FL-8r batting gloves

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005889.1
Country
Date
2008

Description

A pair of Canterbury CCC in-FL-8r batting gloves, also known as the Bloater cricket glove, with air injection to increase the protection provided by the gloves. The exterior is made, as is traditional, of leather. The interior includes an outer rigid acrylic layer to reduce the impact of the ball's velocity, a Poron polyurethane foam to absorb the ball's impact and a high-frequency welded polyurethane bladder with pump that can be inflated to suit each individual wearer and provide, thus, additional protection combined with a snug fit whatever the size and shape of the wearer's hand. For a sample of the bladder see AIBDC: 005889.1. The wrist is fastened with Velcro. The gloves were designed by Teardrop Technologies for Canterbury UK in 2006. Teardrop Technologie was an innovative sports design company specialising in injury prevention set up by three sports technology students (John Cartwright, Tom Milsom and John Wood) from the University of Wolverhampton in 2004. The company ceased trading and was subsumed by Ayrtek in 2009. This pair of gloves were made in 2008 in Pakistan.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "CCC canterbury" (back of glove and on wrist fastener)
Dimensions
Width
115mm
Height
300mm
Depth
40mm
Method Note
outer rigid area and bladder
layer within the knuckle area of the glove
high-frequency welding to create the air pockets in the bladder
exterior
padding
Material Note
plastic
acrylic outer rigid area
PMMA
polymethyl methacrylate
Poron - trade name a layer within the knuckle area of the glove
polyurethane foam
cellular urethane
polyurethane bladder
PU
PUR
unidentified pump
leather exterior
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