Miner’s Cap

Miner’s Cap

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Description (Brief)
This canvas miner’s cap was manufactured by Thomas Lloyd & Sons of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. The cap has a leather brim with a leather and metal lamp bracket. The bracket likely held either a carbide lamp or an oil-wick cap lamp. Before head protection became mandatory in industrial workplaces, miner’s caps served as a way to mount their lamps.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, mining
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 9 in; 8.89 cm x 16.51 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9576A
catalog number
MHI-MN-9576A
accession number
282791
Credit Line
Thomas Lloyd and Sons
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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