Lot 195 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Britannia'), 1st May 2018)
Sold for £5,200
copper plate soldered into top of corselet; bonnet has some remant blue paint inside; top has modest / typical denting; makers plates and brasses worn/polished.
THE DIVER OF THE YEAR TROPHY
comprising a 6-bolt copper and brass diving helmet by Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd, numbered 17373 (matching), the bonnet with removable faceplate, spit-cock, hinged safety catch, air inset with spring non-return valve, telephone port with inscribed blanking nut, and adjustable exhaust; the causelet with maker's plate, front weight studs and set of full set of brasses with bolts, now with soldered copper plate over opening, loosely mounted on hexagonal laminated wood display stand with with brass plaques listing recipients between 1970 and 2001, including stand -- 26in. (66m.) high
Provenance: Diver Magazine
Issued intermittently by this magazine between 1970 and 2001, the final recipient was the BBC'S 'Blue Planet' documentary team.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Britannia'), 1st May 2018