Lot 179 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Seraph), 30th April 2014)
Sold for £4,000
Helmet: maker's plate missing. Fine overall condition with tinning apparently complete, one or two very minor dents to the top of the bonnet, as might be expected.
Weights worn, boots and suit in good condition.
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A SIX-BOLT ADMIRALTY-PATTERN DIVING HELMET BY SIEBE GORMAN & CO. LTD., NO. 13202
with tinned bonnet with removable face plate counternumbered, spitcock, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, telephone port with blanking nut inscribed TELEPHONE, adjustable exhaust valve corselet with weight studs at front and back, hinged safety pin, stamped brasses secured with wing nuts, fitted internally with chin buzzer and telephone speaker -- 19in. (48cm.) high; together with a lead-weighted pair of leather diving boots, front and back weights, and a six-bolt canvas and rubber diving suit and helmet stand
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Seraph), 30th April 2014