Flexo Band Cool Cap Miner’s Cap

Flexo Band Cool Cap Miner’s Cap

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This Flexo Band Cool Cap miner’s cap was distributed by the Portable Lamp & Equipment Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The cap is made of reinforced leather with a dome comprised of upstanding ribs allowing for 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
helmet, mining
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 26.67 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8181C
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8181C
Credit Line
Mary R. Wheat
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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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I have this same miners cap, but mine has a redcross pin with a red feather attached to the band. What was this for? Can you help me?

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