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SS2: The Pardoe Collection Sale

A US Navy MK V Helium MOD-1 Diving Helmet by Morse Diving Equipment Co, Boston

Auction Lot SS2/87

A US Navy MK V Helium MOD-1 diving helmet by Morse Diving Equipment Co, Boston, number '358' (matching) the four observation windows with guards, the front window hinged to one side, outlet control to lower left with banana valve to crown and outlet exhaust, the safety catch moved to the front of the helmet to accommodate the large scrubbing chamber with Oxy/Helium inlet, the crown with central lifting eye surrounded by standard air inlet, capped comms and electrical connection for heated underwear, the corselet with maker's plate as per title dated '12.01.05', breastplate eyes and brass brails, 56cm high.

A US Navy MK V Helium MOD-1 Diving Helmet by Morse Diving Equipment Co, Boston (SS2/87) offered in our The sale of The Pardoe Collection of diving equipment, including diving helmets, pumps, suits, knives and accessories from makers such as Siebe Gorman, Heinke, Draeger, Morse, Schrader and many others. starting on 15th June 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A US Navy MK V Helium MOD-1 diving helmet by Morse Diving Equipment Co, Boston, number '358' (matching) the four observation windows with guards, the front window hinged to one side, outlet control to lower left with banana valve to crown and outlet exhaust, the safety catch moved to the front of the helmet to accommodate the large scrubbing chamber with Oxy/Helium inlet, the crown with central lifting eye surrounded by standard air inlet, capped comms and electrical connection for heated underwear, the corselet with maker's plate as per title dated '12.01.05', breastplate eyes and brass brails, 56cm high.

The Pardoe Collection of Diving Helmets and Equipment

This item is part of a 513 lot collection being sold at auction through Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

The Tony and Yvonne Pardoe Collection of diving helmets and other equipment comprises all the diving equipment illustrated in their book 'Diving Helmets and Equipment Through the Ages' (2012), together with many additional items.

More Details

Notes

See page 126-127, vol 1, 'Diving Helmets and Equipment Through the Ages'.

Price Realised

£8,000

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Maritime Collectables

Sale Information

SS2: The Pardoe Collection Sale
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Okehampton Street, Exeter

Contact

For more information about this particular auction lot, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks


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