Lot 215 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013)
Sold for £3,800
Bonnet with patch of scuffing to top, exposing brass; two or three minor dents commensurate with usage; retains much of its original tinning; corselet has area of tinning rubbed off at front; helmet in unrestored condition; all fittings appear to be complete and working.
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A 12-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS DIVING HELMET BY SIEBE GORMAN & CO LTD, NO. 11690 (MATCHING)
the spun bonnet with counter-numbered face plate, spit cock valve, weight hooks, hinged safety pin, air inlet with sprung non-return valve, adjustable exhaust valve, the corselet with maker's plate, front weight hooks, full set of brasses with wing nuts, fitted internally with air ducts -- 19in. (49cm.) high
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013