Miner's Helmet, 1950s

This helmet is made from pulp, formed from recycled paper, rags and/or wood pulp. Pulpware was water resistant and considered unbreakable and so used for domestic items and safety helmets.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1991-308
Date:
1950
Made by:
Patent Pulp Manufacturing Co Ltd
Place Made:
Thetford, Norfolk
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Dimensions:
height: 242mm
width: 195mm
depth: 130mm
Inscriptions:
Inside hat, huwood \|\| LIGHT TYPE HAT \|\| made in Thetford: Norfolk by the \|\| PATENT PULP MANUFACTURING CO LTD \|\| Sole agents for United Kingdom \|\| Hugh Wood + Co. Ltd. \|\| Gateshead-on-Tyne
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