Lot 216 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013)
Sold for £4,300
In unrestored condition with very little denting, but bonnet appears almost completely tinned; the corselet has some rubbing to the tinning front and back and with a little verdigris on the back brasses and weight pins; clean fittings internally; all parts moving and apparently functioning.
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A 6-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS ADMIRALTY PATTERN DIVING HELMET BY SIEBE GORMAN & CO LTD, NO. 14671 (MATCHING)
the spun bonnet with removable face plate numbered 14671, and stamped AB with broad arrow mark to top, spit cock valve, weight hooks, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, hinged safety pin, telephone port, adjustable exhaust valve, mounted on corselet with maker's label, front and back weight hooks, full set of brasses with wing nuts, fitted internally with air ducts, speaker, chin buzzer and wiring -- 19in. (48cm.) high
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013