Coal King Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief)
This black Coal King brand miner’s helmet was made during the first half of the 20th century by the T.R. Jones Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The helmet is made of re-enforced leather, with a leather and metal lamp bracket in the front and a leather cord holder in the rear. The helmet’s cord holder keeps the cable out of the miner’s way, routing it behind the miner. The cord holder points to this helmet being used in conjunction with an electric lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, mining
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 19.05 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9575B
catalog number
MHI-MN-9575B
accession number
282791
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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