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Updated 9-18-2014

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to the rarity of most helmets we handle, we will generally not have a

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1903 to 1913 Schrader’s & Son Commercial Diving Helmet!

A truly beautiful and early A. Schrader’s Son Inc commercial diving helmet! This special helmet is part of the Mississippi River Find and comes with unprecedented photographic documentation along with a letter from Nation’s Attic documenting this helmets history and a serial numbered card to preserve its legacy as part of this find. This helmet is just about as good as it gets in terms of condition, history and time period. The Schrader’s tag with New York, USA on it dates this helmet to the first decade of the 20th Century. The helmet is in excellent original condition, just teaming with amazing patina. The bonnet neck ring is clearly stamped A.Schrader’s Son. New.York. Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       

Rare 1918 Schrader US Navy Mark V - With Photographic History!

The US Navy Mark V is the gold standard among collectors of US diving helmets. Among those helmets, early production examples are always very high in demand. We

have provided our customers with a precious few of these World War 1 era helmets. What we have never offered before until now is a US Navy Mark V from 1918 that

also comes with an amazing photo of the helmet in use along with a detailed letter from Nation’s Attic detailing the helmets history since the 1930’s! This helmet is part

of the Mississippi River Find. Nation’s Attic will send a high resolution photo on CD-ROM as shown below along with a letter and serial numbered card. This truly is a very

rare opportunity to own such an amazing helmet with fully documented history both written and photographic!

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Miller Dunn Diving Pump Handles - Brand New!

These brand new Miller Dunn pump handles are exclusively sold by Nations Attic. We had a limited run of these made after strong customer demand for them. These handles will fit the classic Miller Dunn air pumps made for their shallow water helmets. The handles are hand made of solid steel with a solid oak handle. Steel shaft can be ordered with or without paint. These were made like the original, which are always missing from the pumps.  Priced At $89 Unpainted / $99 Painted Delivered Within the Lower 48 United States.
Classic Helmet!

Super Rare Alfred Hale Commercial Helmet

The Alfred Hale Company started business in 1837 in Boston, MA. In 1900 the

name changed to the Alfred Hale Rubber Company. This helmet pre-dates

that name change, ensuring it is a very late 19th Century example!

This 3 light 12 bolt helmet is in amazing original condition, just as we found

it stored in a locker this month! All 12 original wing nuts are present as well

as the original brails. There are only a few very shallow working dents on the

bonnet. The breast plate is marked Alfred Hale & Co Boston.

This helmet has a wonderful patina to it with just the area on the breastplate

polished a little to make out the Hale stamping. The bonnet can be removed

from the breastplate without a problem. All the vents are present inside and

the glass is all good. One of the knobs on the front window is missing. The

original air fitting on the back is in great condition!

This helmet was found as part of the Mississippi River Find and is all original

and brand new to the collecting market. The helmet will come with a letter

from Nation’s Attic documenting this helmets history to preserve its legacy

as part of this find.

                                                                                  

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19th Century Siebe Gorman Smoke Helmet

Still In Original Shipping Crate w/ Pump, Hose, Etc!

Here is very rare opportunity to purchase not only a desirable smoke helmet, but one that is still in its original shipping crate complete with air pump, house and original tags! This find is very unique and probably belongs in a museum or top collection! Smoke helmets were used by fire fighters at the turn of the 19th Century. Most of them are long gone due to their rough use and limited numbers made. This helmet and equipment appear to have never been used, a real time capsule. Additional photos and information will be posted soon! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com

Siebe Gorman Submarine Engineers Diving Helmet!

Probably the most recognizable style of helmet in the world is the classic English made Siebe

Gorman diving helmet. These were used by militaries around the world and by commercial

divers as well.

This helmet is in great condition with just the right amount of patina. All the brails and 12 wing nuts are present and original to the helmet. The glass is all in good condition and the original fittings are present as well. There is one knob on the front window missing. With just minor working dents on the top of the helmet, this example is perfect for display. It would make a magnificent gift or addition to any collection!
Handle Styles

WWII Divers Radio / Amp!

Fantastic original US Navy divers radio in complete original condition. This radio does have a US Navy inspection stamp on the tag. The radio also comes with a copy of a photo of the radio in use - how rare is that! This radio is part of the Mississippi River Find and will come with not only the photo but a letter detailing its history and a serial numbered tag to retain it’s history as part of this amazing find! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com 
Schrader’s Air Pump Circa 1910!
Here is a very rare and all original Schrader’s & Son diving air pump! This two man hand operated pump would supply air to one diver. The wood case is in great original condition. The cast iron hardware including the huge wheels are also in excellent original shape. Internally the pump still works great, the wheels still turn with ease - amazing! This pump is part of the Mississippi River Find and comes with multiple photos of the pump in action. These pump are quite rare, finding one with documented history is almost unheard of! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or Email helmets@nationsattic.com

Vintage Diving Air Pump 1890’s - 1910’s!

Amazing vintage diver air pump from the late 19th Century or early 20th Century. This air pump was operated by two men to supply air to a single diver. The two large cast iron wheels were turned to power the solid brass and cast iron air pump inside the oak box. This quality of craftsmanship put into this pump is really remarkable. As with most of these pump, this one is quite heavy, coming in around 650 pounds! This pump is part of the Mississippi River Find and will come with a detailed history from Nation’s Attic. All the hinges, hardware and even tools inside are present and in great shape.   Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       

Magnificent A.J. Morse 19th Century Divers Air Pump!

Sometimes antiques just have a look and feel that make them special. This A.J. Morse pump has a patina and authentic use that takes you back in time when turning the handles. Not only does this pump have the “look”, it also will come with copies of some amazing original photos of the pump in use! This pump is part of the Mississippi River Find and not only comes with photos but a documented history of the pumps use since the 1930’s. This pump is a 2 diver example with both gauges on the front. The internal mechanism is in great condition and the wheels turn with ease. The two large cast iron wheels are in great condition with the original red paint flaking off. The wood and external hardware are in good original condition. This pump is heavy, but what an amazing and impressive impression it makes. helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       
Mississippi River Find!
Mississippi River Find! Mississippi River Find! SOLD SOLD SOLD Helmets For Sale Mississippi River Find Helmet! This helmet was found in Sept. 2014 by Nationís Attic as part of an amazing all original equipment inventory of a diving company that was in operation from the 1930ís till the 1980ís. This helmet will come with a detailed history of the diving company, photos of it in use and a serial numbered tag to preserve this helmets legacy as part of this amazing find! Mississippi River Find Helmet! Mississippi River Find! SOLD SOLD