Skullgard Protective Cap Type K

Skullgard Protective Cap Type K

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Description
Bakelite helmet with inscription with reading “M.S.A. Skullgard / Protective Hat - Type K / Size 7 ¼.” The Mine Safety Appliances Company was established in Pittsburgh in 1914, two years after a particularly deadly mine disaster in West Virginia. Its first product, developed with the help of Thomas A. Edison, was an electric cap lamp. The firm introduced the term “Skullgard” in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Laborer's Safety Helmet
helmet
Bakelite Helmet
Date made
ca. 1935
date made
ca 1935
maker
Mine Safety Appliances Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 26.5 cm x 30.1 cm; 5 1/2 in x 10 7/16 in x 11 7/8 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 12 in; 16.51 cm x 26.67 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1981.0976.41
catalog number
1981.0976.41
accession number
1981.0976
Credit Line
Gift of Union Carbide Corporation
subject
Safety
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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