MSA Skullgard Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief)
This Skullgard helmet was manufactured by the Mine Safety Appliances Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The Skullgard brand helmet was developed by MSA in 1930. The hat is made of Bakelite plastic with a leather and metal lamp bracket is attached to the front of the helmet, which probably would have held an electric lamp.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat, mining
overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in x 5 11/16 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm x 14.478 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MT-2681 [dup2]
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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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