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.
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Object Name
helmet, mining
overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in x 5 11/16 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm x 14.478 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MT-2681 [dup1]
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I have a similar helmet that I inherited from my father who was an electrician in Venezuela in the 50s

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