Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief)
This canvas miner’s cap was made by the T.R. Jones Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania during the early 20th century. The cap has a leather brim with a jagged design on the sides. A metal and cardboard lamp bracket sits on the front of the cap, and likely would have held either an oil-wick or carbide lamp.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, mining
overall: 3 in x 9 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 24.13 cm x 29.21 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

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