Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief)
The miner’s cap is made of canvas with a metal and cardboard lamp bracket attached to the front. The lamp bracket likely would have held an oil-wick cap lamp. The small paper label attached to the bracket reads MINING AND / METALLURGY DEPT. / LAFAYETTE COLLEGE / EASTON, PA." The National Museum of American History received many objects in its mining and metallurgy collection from Lafayette College.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, mining
overall: 4 in x 6 in x 12 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm x 30.48 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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