Wicker Mining Helmet

Description (Brief):

This wicker mining helmet was used in India. The prevalence of bamboo and rattan in India may be the reason this helmet was made of wicker instead of the plastic or leather helmets that were prevalent in the United States. The wicker mining helmet has a metal lamp bracket woven into the front of the helmet.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MI-1099.3Catalog Number: MHI-MI-1099.3Accession Number: 1978.0288

Object Name: hat, mining, straw

Physical Description: straw (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 1/2 in x 10 13/16 in; 16.51 cm x 27.432 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ef31-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872463

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