Magnetic Powered Gloves help eliminate lost parts.

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SilverBack(TM) half-finger gloves feature Zeta6(TM) magnets mounted on back of each hand to hold small parts, fasteners, and tools such as hammers and wrenches. Soft suede cowhide ensures comfortable fit. Gloves are suited for home improvement projects, home decorating, assembling furniture kits and models, and auto repair.

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Illinois Glove Company Announces the Release of SilverBack(TM) Magnetic Powered Gloves, a Groundbreaking Tool for Professional Projects

January 19, 2004 (Chicago, IL) - Illinois Glove Company, a trusted maker of gloves since 1919, has launched an innovative new product that will revolutionize both professional and home improvement projects: SilverBack(TM) Magnetic Powered Gloves. The unique design of SilverBack(TM) consists of a half-finger glove with powerful Zeta6(TM) magnets mounted on the back of each hand. Small parts, fasteners, and tools can be held on these strong magnets, ensuring that valuable parts are not lost or misplaced. Zeta6(TM) magnets are permanent and powerful enough to hold large tools such as hammers and wrenches.

SilverBack(TM) is the ideal tool for jobs that demand dexterity when working with crucial parts. The proven choice of professional tradesmen, SilverBack(TM) can be used for: home improvement projects, such as installing decks and hardware; home decorating, such as hanging art and installing curtains; assembling furniture kits and models, and auto repair. SilverBack(TM) improves efficiency and eliminates the frustration associated with misplaced and dropped parts.

"Illinois Glove Company wanted to release a product that would function as both a useful tool and a glove," said Illinois Glove Company Director of Sales and Marketing Jay Shmikler. "SilverBack(TM) is the first product to combine these two functions. As such, it represents a true breakthrough in the glove and hardware industry."

SilverBack(TM) is constructed from soft and durable suede cowhide to ensure a comfortable fit and long use. In field tests using SilverBack(TM) for auto repair, carpentry, concrete forms, electrical work, home construction, HVAC, industrial assembly, metal fabrication and general maintenance, workers gained up to 40% efficiency when employing SilverBack(TM) to perform repetitive tasks. SilverBack(TM) offers an exceptional advancement to both professional tradesmen and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

About Illinois Glove Company
Illinois Glove Company has protected the hands of workers in oilfields, utilities, factories, mines and American soldiers in four wars and continues to be an industry leader. In addition to SilverBack(TM), Illinois Glove Company's brands include Honest Abe®, a full line of retail gloves, and META-MINER(TM), the leader in hand protection and reflective rainwear for miners. Founded in 1919, Illinois Glove Company remains a family-owned business. With the launch of SilverBack(TM), this trusted company brings unparalleled innovation to both professional tradesmen and consumers.

About SilverBack(TM)
The unique design of SilverBack(TM) is patented under U.S. Patent #6,643,845. SilverBack(TM) is available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and has a suggested retail price of $29.99. SilverBack(TM) is sold at Ace Hardware, Sutherlands, Checker Auto Parts, Schuck's Auto Supply, Kragen Auto Parts, Orchard Supply Hardware, participating True Value Hardware, participating Do It Best Hardware and other fine retailers. SilverBack(TM) gloves are also sold through, 800-767-4016.

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