Lot 218 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013)
Sold for £3,200
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A LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH-CENTURY 12-BOLT DIVING HELMET IN DISTRESSED CONDITION
the hand-beaten and brazed bonnet with four circular ports, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, exhaust with knock vale, secured to corselet with brass strapping and 12 wing nuts (has undergone major repair work to the bonnet and corselet, with replaced parts, broken fittings) -- 17in. (43cm.) high
This helmet was used for many years in the Greek sponge diving industry.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013