Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief):

The miner’s cap is made of canvas with a metal and cardboard lamp bracket attached to the front. The lamp bracket likely would have held an oil-wick cap lamp. The small paper label attached to the bracket reads MINING AND / 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-8783Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8783Accession Number: 265669

Object Name: cap, mining

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 6 in x 12 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e9b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872442

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