MSA Comfo-Cap Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief)
This plastic Comfo-Cap brand miner’s helmet was manufactured by the Mine Safety Appliance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The MSA Company first registered their trademark for the Comfo-Cap in 1935 and continues to produce the helmet into the 21st century. The front of the helmet has a bracket for either a carbide mining lamp or electric lamp. This mining helmet has a low profile to avoid bumps, hard plastic to absorb impact, and its flat front served as an excellent mount for mining lights.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8097C
catalog number
MHI-MN-8097C
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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