Miner’s Cap with Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This cap was made by an unknown maker around the early 20th century. The cap is made of soft cotton canvas with a leather bill, and leather 'L' on the front for the attachment of the lamp. A carbide lamp (object number AG*MHI-MN-9442B) is attached to the cap.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, mining
mining cap
ID Number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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