Miner’s Helmet

Miner’s Helmet

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Description (Brief)
This miner’s cap is similar in design to the Flexo Band Cool Cap, but any identifying label is now missing. The cap is made of reinforced leather with a dome comprised of upstanding ribs that allowed for both protection and ventilation. A leather and metal lamp bracket is attached to the front of the cap. The bracket could have held an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hat, Comfo, Mining
Measurements
overall: 5 5/16 in x 10 1/2 in x 8 in; 13.462 cm x 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9641B
catalog number
MHI-MN-9641B
accession number
288159
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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