Lot 222 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Sandwich), 12th May 2015)
Sold for £2,800
Fine overall condition with wear typical for age - one or two minor dents to bonnet. This helmet was used once by the owner and then put on display; the suit's rubber is beginning to perish and shows 'craquelure' when distorted; the boots appear to be in good overall order and may have only been used once; as are the weights.
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A 12-BOLT DIVING HELMET AND SUIT BY SIEBE, GORMAN & CO LTD
tinned overall, the bonnet numbered '18178' and fitted with spit-cock, air inlet with sprung non-return valve and internal vents, telephone port with wiring and speaker, exhaust valve and front-fitted hinged safety catch; the corselet numbered '18530' with front-mounted weight hooks, numbered brasses with bolts and maker's plate -- 19in. (48cm.) high; together with a canvas and rubber 12-bolt suit; and a pair of front/back lead weights, each stamped for SG & Co. Ltd.; and a pair of unsigned leather diving boots with brass caps and lead soles
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Sandwich), 12th May 2015