Miner's Cap

Description (Brief)
This canvas miner’s cap has a leather brim, with a leather and metal lamp bracket attached to the front. The lamp bracket could have held either an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp. Two blue stripes encircle the cap. Canvas caps provided minor protection from bumps, but mainly allowed the miner to hang a lamp from the cap, insuring a portable light source close to the work.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, miner's
overall: 4 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 in; 11.43 cm x 29.21 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Helmets
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Y. & O. Coal Co. Hopedale, Ohio

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