MSA Skullgard Helmet

MSA Skullgard 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 metal lamp bracket protruding from the front that would have held an electric cap lamp.
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Object Name
helmet, miner's
overall: 6 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 16 in; 16.51 cm x 31.75 cm x 40.64 cm
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Credit Line
Guy A. Bray
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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