MSA Skullgard Helmet

Description (Brief)
This Skullgard helmet was manufactured by the Mine Safety Appliances Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The Skullgard brand helmet was developed by MSA in 1930. The hat is made of Bakelite plastic, with a metal lamp bracket protruding from the front that would have held an electric cap lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, miner's
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 16 in; 16.51 cm x 31.75 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9713
accession number
299568
catalog number
MHI-MN-9713
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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