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rarity of most helmets we will generally not keep a large inventory in stock.
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Miller Dunn US Navy Mark V Helmet 1944!
Out of the four companies that made the US Navy Mark V helmet during World War 2,
Miller Dunn made helmets are by far the most difficult to find. It is said the
government contract was for only 1000 helmets originally during the war. Today nice
Mark V helmets are difficult to find, Miller Dunn examples are near non-extant!
This helmet that is coming in was found in Portugal and is now coming back home to
the United States. It is possible the helmet was purchased by the Portuguese Navy
during or after World War 2, but at this point we are not sure.
The helmet is in overall excellent condition with a large majority of its tinning
remaining. All of the hardware is intact as well. The bonnet and breast plate are
numbers match and the helmet dates to 1944. It’s hard to say how many of these
Miller Dunn Mark V’s still exist, but this one has to be one of the nicest!
Siebe Gorman Submarine Engineers Diving Helme!
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
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!
DESCO US Navy Mark V Helium Gas Helmet!
Wow, that is what most people say when they see one of these amazing helmets! This is a US
Navy Mark V Helium / Oxygen mixed gas helmet. These were made in very limited numbers and
are quite rare today.
This specific helmet is in amazing condition, only used a few times it appears. Almost 100% of the
tinning is present. The original canister is still present and mounted to the back of the helmet.
Every detail about this helmet is original making it a very special example.
If you collect Mark V helmets this one is the top of the want list for almost everyone!
World War 2 Miller Dunn Style 3 Divinhood Shallow Water Helmet
One of the most popular and cool looking helmets every made - the Style 3 Divinhood by Miller
Dunn. This helmet was the work horse for shallow water repair work during World War 2 by the
US Navy. After the war these helmets were sold as surplus and used by many commercial and
recreational divers well into the 1960’s.
This helmet is in beautiful condition with only very minor dents from light use. All of the glass
appears to be original. There are no holes in the helmet and the lead weight bolts are present on
both the front and back. This helmet really is impressive as a display piece, especially with its
polished copper body and brass window guards!
Just email or call for more details and photos!
US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet Made by DESCO 1945
Just in is is a very nice original US Navy Mark V helmet. This helmet is 100% authentic
with a great vintage patina to it. This Mark V was made by Diving Equipment & Salvage
Company (DESCO) on April 4th of 1945. The helmet is all numbers matching and has the
US Navy inspection stamp on the ID plate. The brails also have the serial numbers on
them. This helmet has had the vents removed but new can be installed. Everything else on
the helmet is complete and in working order.
This helmet has the great visual appeal and is the gold standard in helmet collecting. Many
more photos and details available.
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US Navy Mark 12 Morse Diving Helmet
If you have ever wondered what the US Navy used after the classic Mark V - it was the Mark 12
made by Morse. Not many of these helmets from the 1980’s survive today making them an instant
collectible. This helmet is a very nice original example ready for any collection. The helmet is dated
October 1984 with serial number and other information present.
This helmet is priced quite a bit lower than the Mark V and would make a great holiday gift!