MSA Comfo-Cap Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief)
This plastic Comfo-Cap brand miner’s helmet was manufactured by the Mine Safety Appliance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The MSA Company first registered their trademark for the Comfo-Cap in 1935 and continues to produce the helmet into the 21st century. The front of the helmet has a bracket for either a carbide mining lamp or electric lamp. This mining helmet has a low profile to avoid bumps, hard plastic to absorb impact, and its flat front served as an excellent mount for mining lights.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, mining
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 in x 9 in; 13.97 cm x 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8181B
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8181B
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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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