Virtual Museum ID: 19-BMM09
Miners helmet used to protect a miners head from injury due to falling objects/low ceilings in tunnels and to provide hands free light
Interestingly, before hard hats were used, miners used soft caps that simply held their light in place but offered no protection. The light here is a carbide lamp that ran on acetylene gas.
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Original Collection:Britannia Mining Museum (BBM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-BMM09
Accessibility:Off Display, Not Public
Date Added to VM:2019-11-26
Sample Origin:Britannia Beach, B.C.
Specific Site:Britannia Mining Museum
Datum:10 (NAD 83)
Primary Features:Miners Helmet
Primary Mineral Formula:-
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