Lot 178 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Seraph), 30th April 2014)
Sold for £5,500
The top quite dented and lacking much tin, valves appear to operate well and overall helmet presents in good original condition.
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A RARE TWO-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS DIVING HELMET, NO. 287, PROBABLY BY CHRISTIANSON, CIRCA 1900
tinned overall with hinged front face plate with wing nut, with twin adjustable exhaust valves, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, telephone port with blanking nut, front weight hooks, maker's plate indistinctly signed Nordisk Gumm... / København, brass stamp numbered 287, front and back weight studs, fitted internally with air ducts, telephone speaker and knock valves -- 20in. (51cm.); together with helmet stand, two-bolt rubber and canvas suit, boots and weights
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Seraph), 30th April 2014