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U.S. Army Commendation Medal, B-1 Ration Can, MSA Miner’s Helmet, and More

Item Details

Item Type Duffel Bag, Pins, Cans, Miners Helmet
Materials Celluloid, Canvas, Leather, Metal
Period Mid to Late 20th Century, Early to Mid 20th Century, Vintage
Origin United States
Number of Items 6
Additional Information Included in the collection is an MSA (Mine Safety Appliances Co. of Pittsburgh) Skullgard “Type K” miner’s helmet. The helmet is attributed to a crew member working on the Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel projects in the early-to-mid 20th century. Handwritten inscription to the exterior of the helmet reads “Jos C. Korte/ Penn. Turnpike Comm./ Laurel Hill Tunnel” and underside brim and interior label of the helmet inscribed “Korte”. The Laurel Hill Tunnel opened in 1940 and later bypassed and abandoned in 1964.


- frays and pulls; scratches and surface marks; rust; oxidation; dents; finish loss; residue; stains; dents.


10.25" W x 6.0" H x 12.0" D

- measures helmet.

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