Wicker Mining Helmet

Wicker Mining Helmet

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Description (Brief)
This wicker mining helmet was used in India. The prevalence of bamboo and rattan in India may be the reason this helmet was made of wicker instead of the plastic or leather helmets that were prevalent in the United States. The wicker mining helmet has a metal lamp bracket woven into the front of the helmet.
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Object Name
hat, mining, straw
Physical Description
straw (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 10 13/16 in; 16.51 cm x 27.432 cm
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Credit Line
Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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