Coal King Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief):

This black Coal King brand miner’s helmet was made during the first half of the 20th century by the T.R. Jones Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The helmet is made of re-enforced leather, with a leather and metal lamp bracket in the front and a leather cord holder in the rear. The helmet’s cord holder keeps the cable out of the miner’s way, routing it behind the miner. The cord holder points to this helmet being used in conjunction with an electric lamp.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Thomas Lloyd and Sons

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9575ACatalog Number: MHI-MN-9575AAccession Number: 282791

Object Name: helmet, mining

Measurements: overall: 6 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 26.67 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_872443

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