Bullard Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief):

This Hard Boiled brand miner’s helmet was made by the E.D. Bullard Company of San Francisco, California after 1919. A leather and metal lamp bracket is mounted onto the front of the helmet that likely would have held a carbide lamp. Bullard was one of the first producers of protective hard hats, basing their original design off of the “doughboy” helmets worn by World War I soldiers. The helmet was made of canvas, glue, and black paint, and given the trademarked name “Hard Boiled” in because of the steam used in the manufacturing process to stiffen the leather.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: E. D. Bullard Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9734Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9734Accession Number: 299389

Object Name: helmet, mining

Measurements: overall: 6 in x 9 in x 11 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm x 29.21 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e993-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872433

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