Lot 146 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous'), 10th May 2016)
Sold for £2,400
Minor denting to bonnet, with remnant tinning, lacks telephone speaker, wire cut, the causelet with good overall tinning but lacking brasses as per cataloguing.
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A 6-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS ADMIRALTY PATTERN DIVING HELMET, BY SIEBE GORMAN & CO. LTD, MATCHED NO. 12183
the bonnet with face-plate stamped 'AP 7985', spitcock,valve, air inlet with sprung non-return valve and blanking nut, telephone port with stamped blanking nut, hinged safety pin; the corselet with enamelled maker's plate, front and back weights, bolts with wing nuts (lacking brasses) -- 19in. (48cm.) high
Provenance: Purchased from the MoD IN 1990.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous'), 10th May 2016