Lot 144 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous'), 10th May 2016)
Sold for £2,500
Bonnet dented and pitted over crown, front face plate cracked, remnant tinning to causelet.
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A 12-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS DIVING HELMET BY SIEBE GORMAN CO. LTD, MATCHED NO. 18648
the bonnet with counter-numbered face plate, spitcock valve, air inlet with spring non-return valve, adjustable exhaust, hinged safety catch, etc.; the corselet with makers' plate, front mounted weight studs, signed and numbered brasses with bolts; tinned interior with air inlet ducting to face plates -- 19in. (49.5cm.) high
Provenance: Purchased from the MoD 1990.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous'), 10th May 2016