Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief):

This miner’s cap is similar in design to the Flexo Band Cool Cap, but any identifying label is now missing. The cap is made of reinforced leather with a dome comprised of upstanding ribs that allowed for both protection and ventilation. A leather and metal lamp bracket is attached to the front of the cap. The bracket could have held an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9641BCatalog Number: MHI-MN-9641BAccession Number: 288159

Object Name: Hat, Comfo, Mining

Measurements: overall: 5 5/16 in x 10 1/2 in x 8 in; 13.462 cm x 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-de83-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872382

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