Helmets

A Leather Miners Hat

A Leather Miners Hat. Made of thick leather. Size 12″ x 10″ x 5″ inches. This type of hat was used in the coalmines in the Belgian and French coalfields in the early to mid 1800’s.     Read More »

A USA Miners Helmet – Turtle Shell

A Miners Helmet. A USA miners “turtle shell” helmet. Made from moulded cardboard like material and metal. This type of helmet is a Flexo Band Cool Cap but known as a “Turtle Shell” helmet. This design of helmet was first patented by Mr Albert A. Strauss in June 1933. The bracket on the front can hold a carbide or oil ... Read More »

A Bathgate Miners Helmet (Black)

A Bathgate Miners Helmet. A Bathgate miners helmet, black coloured version. Made from highly compressed pulp card with a ribbed top, leather sweatband, cotton webbing and a metal cable clip at the back. Size 6. Made by Richard A. Bathgate, London Life Building, Derby Square, Liverpool. The manufacturers name and patent is stamped into the rim of the helmet. Used ... Read More »

A Bathgate Miners Helmet (White)

A Bathgate Miners Helmet. A Bathgate miners helmet, white coloured version. Made from highly compressed pulp card with a ribbed top, a leather sweatband, cotton webbing and a metal cable clip at the back. Size 6. Made by Richard A. Bathgate, London Life Building, Derby Square, Liverpool. The manufacturers name and patent is stamped into the rim of the helmet. ... Read More »

A Vintage Cornish Miners Helmet

A Cornish Miners Helmet. This type of helmet was originally made from a thick felt material and covered in a pine resin to harden it. The candle and ball of clay are genuine and period to the piece. Each new candle was wrapped in a ball of clay with a short length of thick copper wire, the wire was inserted ... Read More »

A vintage Thick Leather UK Miners Skull Cap

A Vintage Leather Miners Skull Cap. This vintage UK miners skull cap has been throughout the years mistakenly described as a peaked cap, though the so-called peak is in fact a neck protector. Made from thick leather. The main image shows the front of the cap. The cap has a projecting neck protector (as seen in the image left). I ... Read More »

A Huwood UK Miners Helmet

A Huwood UK Miners Helmet. Made from compressed pulp card with leather sweatband, felt padding and thick cotton webbing. Made by Huwood of Thetford, England. Used around the 1950’s and 60’s.     Read More »

A Texolex UK Miners Helmet

A Texolex UK Miners Helmet. Made from Texolex (a hard dense plastic material) with a reinforced peak. With a P.V.C sweatband, cotton webbing and leather chin strap. Made by Campbell, UK. Used around 1950’s and 60’s.   Read More »

A Texolex UK Miners Helmet

A Texolex UK Miners Helmet. Made from Texolex (a hard dense plastic material) with a leather sweatband and cotton webbing. Made by Campbell UK. Used around 1950’s and 60’s. This version of the helmet hasn’t got the reinforced peak.   Read More »

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