MSA Skullgard Miner’s Helmet

MSA Skullgard Miner’s Helmet

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Description (Brief)
This Skullgard helmet was manufactured by the Mine Safety Appliances Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The Skullgard brand helmet was developed by MSA in 1930. The hat is made of Bakelite plastic with a leather and metal lamp bracket is attached to the front of the helmet, which probably would have held an electric lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, mining
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 10 5/16 in x 5 11/16 in; 30.48 cm x 26.162 cm x 14.478 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MT-2681
accession number
115672
catalog number
MHI-MT-2681
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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