Antique leather miners helmet
A 19thC stitched leather helmet, used by tin & coal miners to protect their heads in low caverns before personal protection equipment was readily available. Made from hardened cowhide, they would be dipped in water to make them supple and a close fit to the wearer as they dried. A wonderful sculptural piece of mining history, it is very tactile and beautifully patinated after decades of use. The inside is painted with a '6', probably denoting either the size or the mining number of the owner.
(The stitched milliners head is for display and not included in the sale)
28.5cm Front to back (11-1/4")
25cm Wide (9-3/4")
11.5cm Tall (4-1/2")
In good original condition with marks, wear and patination, but no damages or losses.
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