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SS2: The Pardoe Collection Sale

A Cast Iron Shallow Water Diving Helmet by Snead & Co, New Jersey, Second Style

Auction Lot SS2/5

A cast iron shallow water diving helmet by Snead & Co, New Jersey, second style, single cast with joined rim, square section handle to the top and forward air intake, single 'frog eye' window, signed to front 'Snead Co Jersey City NJ Patt pending', 57cm high.

A Cast Iron Shallow Water Diving Helmet by Snead & Co, New Jersey, Second Style (SS2/5) 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 cast iron shallow water diving helmet by Snead & Co, New Jersey, second style, single cast with joined rim, square section handle to the top and forward air intake, single 'frog eye' window, signed to front 'Snead Co Jersey City NJ Patt pending', 57cm 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

Anthony Pardoe notes - 'Nothing is really known about SNEAD as a company, or if one ever existed. However EJ Willis Co of New York, who specialised in Marine Equipment, put out a catalogue in 1937in which they showed a picture of a helmet exactly like the Snead, but they called it the Willis Diving Helmet. This pattern was most probably prior 1935' See page 6, vol 1, 'Diving Helmets and Equipment Through the Ages'.

Price Realised

£300

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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