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:
JERSEY. CITY. N.J.
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
intake placed in back of top to prevent annoynce of direct draft of
air on face which causes sneezing
baffle plate cast in top to deflect air stream in such a manner as to
prevent fog forming on window
support widened so as to be more comfortable
of gravity lowered so as to rest more securely
portion widened and deepened so as to be more comfortable
plate has been raised so as to give larger field of over all condition is very good , the Plexiglas is intact. the helmet is 100% authentic but if you wish to dive with it you will have to go to a specialist prior to a underwater usage. the helmet is being sold as a display item.
Please look at Leon Lyons's Book and divingheritage,com for more info.
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Will ship within 3 business days of receiving cleared payment. 7 days, Full refund less shipping costs, only if the item will arrive NOT asdescribed. Shipping usually via UPS or DHL fully insured and tractable . I accept Pay Pal and Bank Transfers. Shipping cost to Europe and USA and Canada , will be the same. Shipping cost to the Australia and the Far East will cost 100$ more. buyers will be responsible for import taxes
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Early 20th Century U.s. Shallow Water Diving Helmet. Made By Snead Co.: $500