Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief):

This Bakelite miner’s helmet was made during the first half of the 20th century. He helmet has a t-shaped leather lamp bracket attached to the front. The bracket likely held either an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp. The interior of the helmet consists of a leather headband connected to eight suspension straps. There is a paper label on the helmet that reads "Gift of F.B. Davenport 90 / June 7 1951 / MINING & METALLURGY DEPT. / LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. Easton, PA." The National Museum of American History received many objects in its mining and metallurgy collection from Lafayette College.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Board of Trustees of Lafayette College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8782ACatalog Number: MHI-MN-8782AAccession Number: 265669

Object Name: helmet, mining

Measurements: overall: 5 13/16 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 11/16 in; 14.732 cm x 29.21 cm x 19.558 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e9b2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872439

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