Miner’s Helmet with Lamp and Battery

Miner’s Helmet with Lamp and Battery

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Description (Brief)
This miner’s helmet, lamp, and battery pack were made during the second half of the 20th century. The helmet is made of heavy-duty plastic, with a metal bracket at the front that holds the lamp. A thick rubber-coated cable runs between the lamp and the battery. The helmet’s cord holder keeps the cable out of the miner’s way, routing it behind the miner. The battery reads “Mine Spot” a brand of lamp made by the Mine Safety Appliance Company during the 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
miner's lamp, electric
Measurements
hardhat: 6 in x 8 in x 11 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 20.32 cm x 29.21 cm
lamp/powersource: 59 in x 5 1/2 in; 149.86 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
2010.0043.418
accession number
2010.0043
catalog number
2010.0043.418
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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