Wicker Mining Helmet

Description (Brief)
This wicker mining helmet was used in India. The prevalence of bamboo and rattan in India may be the reason this helmet was made of wicker instead of the plastic or leather helmets that were prevalent in the United States.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
straw (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 11 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 28.956 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MI-1099.1
catalog number
MHI-MI-1099.1
accession number
1978.0288
Credit Line
Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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