Miner's Cap

Description (Brief):

This canvas miner’s cap has a leather brim, with a leather and metal lamp bracket attached to the front. The lamp bracket could have held either an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp. Two blue stripes encircle the cap. Canvas caps provided minor protection from bumps, but mainly allowed the miner to hang a lamp from the cap, insuring a portable light source close to the work.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Y. & O. Coal Co. Hopedale, Ohio

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7730Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7730Accession Number: 234625

Object Name: cap, miner's

Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 in; 11.43 cm x 29.21 cm x 17.78 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-f2ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_871872

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