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

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mine Safety Appliances Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8097BCatalog Number: MHI-MN-8097BAccession Number: 240639

Object Name: hat, miner's

Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_871936

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