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. The leather part of the bracket is stamped with the text “PATENTED LAMPHOLDER/”DOUBLE SAFETY”/GUARDS FOREHEAD.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, miner's
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 8 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8218
catalog number
MHI-MN-8218
accession number
241803
subject
Work
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

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