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Miners Helmet HC21

A black miner's helmet with a small brim with leather sweat band and small leather strap and stud at back. Helmet has four ventilation holes and webbing inside.

Prior to 1920 miners wore a soft hat similar to a baseball cap. The first 'hard hat' was modeled on helmets worn by soldiers in WWI and was patented in 1919.

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date: 20th Century 

maximum dimension: 260mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology

subject themes: Mining, Industry

handling collection number: HC21

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