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Miner's cape

Description:
Recovered in 1985 from underground workings in 1985. The Research Laboratory of the National Museum Antiquities of Scotland reported in 1985 that ‘the cape is made of two layers of wool cloth sandwiching a layer of what is probably rubber.’
Materials/Media:
wool, rubber
Dimensions:
cloak - length 30”, collar – length 19½”, depth 4½”
Source:
Museum of Lead Mining
Accession number:
WADLM: 148
Digital Number:
WHCL002n
Creation Date:
1870 – 1929
Copyright:
Wanlockhead Museum Trust