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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat, mining, straw
Physical Description
straw (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 10 13/16 in; 16.51 cm x 27.432 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MI-1099.3
catalog number
MHI-MI-1099.3
accession number
1978.0288
Credit Line
Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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