Miner’s Cap

Description (Brief):

This canvas miner’s cap was manufactured by Thomas Lloyd & Sons of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. The cap has a leather brim with a leather and metal lamp bracket. The bracket likely held either a carbide lamp or an oil-wick cap lamp. Before head protection became mandatory in industrial workplaces, miner’s caps served as a way to mount their lamps.

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-9576BCatalog Number: MHI-MN-9576BAccession Number: 282791

Object Name: cap, mining

Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 24.13 cm x 24.13 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e9b9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872446

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