Shanksman’s Helmet, early 1900s

The ‘shanker’ or ‘shanksman’ inspected and repaired the mine shafts, often whilst standing on top of the winding cage. It has a big brim at the back to protect the neck and shoulders from falling debris.

Museum reference:
CUKDM-1983-84-1
On display:
Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
Dimensions:
height: 495mm
width: 358mm
depth: 115mm
Materials:
leather
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