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Bronze dive helmet, Korean, 1970s(?). About 34 lb, 14" in diameter and 17" tall. Bronze dive helmet

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
Bronze dive helmet, Korean, 1970s(?).  About 34 lb, 14  in diameter and 17  tall. Bronze dive helmet
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Bronze dive helmet, Korean, 1970s(?). About 34 lb, 14" in diameter and 17" tall. Bronze dive helmets, for deep-sea diving using surface-supplied air and de-pressurization, became iconic in the early 1900s, especially for treasure diving, but they are still used today around the world. This complete example consists of a smooth-top bonnet with 3 glass windows ringed with brass (the two side windows with crosshatch grills) and with brass relief-valve in side and intake bib in back, screwed into a yoke-like brass-ringed collar with 2 pegs in front and 12 wing-nut fasteners around the perimeter. The bronze and brass surfaces are clean and smooth (the top a bit worn and coppery), but the inside has a light veneer of patina. Great for a nautical display.