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1908 bronze Schrader diving bonnet, very rare.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:1,800.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
1908 bronze Schrader diving bonnet, very rare.
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1908 bronze Schrader diving bonnet, very rare. 21 lb, 11" tall and 9" in diameter. Very early helmet that shows its age but is fully intact (missing only the breast plate--the part that rests on the shoulders--through which the air was supplied), with 3 small windows (very limited visibility) in front and on the sides, exhaust manifold near back and two small loops near front, all darkly patinated bronze color and really in excellent shape for its age, this brand stated to be the basis for the famous U.S. Navy Mark V helmet that followed.