Early 20th Century U.s. Shallow Water Diving Helmet. Made By Snead Co. For Sale

Early 20th century U.S. shallow water diving helmet. Made by Snead Co., Jersey – City N.J.this is the third and most abundant style Snead produced. This model has a smaller faceplate than the first two styles. The air intake is on top, rear. It weighs 62 pounds and was cast in one piece. Unlike the first two models, this one has the abbreviation PAT after it's name. This one reads:

SNEAD. CO.
JERSEY. CITY. N.J.
PAT. PENDING.

In a catalog the third style Snead helmet was adverstised as follows:

"At the suggestion of Dr. William Beebe, the well known deep sea explorer, we have made the following improvements to our well known diving helmet: