Lot 213 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013)
Sold for £4,200
Some minor denting to bonnet, as per usage and age, which retains traces of tinning; corset and internal lining appear fully tinned; helmet is in unrestored condition.
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A 6-BOLT COPPER AND BRASS ADMIRALTY PATTERN DIVING HELMET BY C.E. HEINKE & CO LTD LONDON, NO. 287 (MATCHING)
the spun bonnet with circular ports, spit cock valve, weight hooks, air inlet with sprung non-return valve and blanking nut, telephone port blanking nut, adjustable exhaust valve counter-stamped with maker's name, hinged safety valve catch, the corselet signed as per title, stamped and counter-stamped with number, weight hooks front and back and signed and numbered brasses with wing nuts, fitted internally with air ducts, wiring and telephone speaker -- 19in. (48cm.) high
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Powerful), 30th October 2013