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Updated 10-3-2015

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

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A.J. Morse & Son 4 Light 12 Bolt Helmet Circa 1904-11 !

Here is an amazing opportunity to purchase a very rare and early A.J. Morse & Son antique

diving helmet! This helmet dates to the 1904 to 1911 time period and comes with a

wonderful history of the family who owned and used it! Most helmets at this time were 3

light, but for an extra fee Morse would install a 4th light. Few of these were made, making

them important pieces of diving history today. This helmet is in amazing original condition

and worthy of any collection of museum!

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helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       

Rare Bob Kirby Diving Helmet - “Absolute Pinnacle of Heavy Gear Helmets”

In terms of historic heavy gear diving helmets, this one ranks as one of most important models ever made! This helmet is one of the estimated

less than 25 made Bob Kirby before he joined up with Bev Morgan to start Kirby Morgan. This interesting helmet is the precursor of the KMAH-

1 Kirby Morgan helmet, the companies first model.

This helmet was made sometime in 1964-65 by Kirby. The breastplate features the seldom seen triangle ID plate which says “Kirby

Commercial Helmet, Santa Barbara”. The brails are marked Yokohama which is who made the breatplate.  In an interview featured in the

publication Historical Diver, Summer 2002, No 32 Mr. Morgan states, “Those two helmets (KMAH-1 and HMHeH-2) are the absolute pinnacle

of heavy gar helmets”. Shortly after this helmet was made the Kirby Morgan Company started designing helmets made of fiberglass, ushering

in a new style of helmet that would change the industry forever. This helmet could be considered the last great copper / brass hard hat made!

While obviously historically significant, this helmet visually is quite impressive as well. It’s large ports give this helmet a almost imposing

space helmet look! One couldn’t ask for a helmet with honest use and history to be in better original condition. This Kirby is complete and also

comes with a “t” wrench and a vintage check valve shown below.  

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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

Morse Diving Canvas Mark V Diving Dress!

Vintage diving dresses for the classic US Navy Mark V are getting difficult to find in good condition. Due to the high costs involved in making these heavy canvas and rubber suits, they are not made anymore. Finding nice vintage examples, like this one, is the best option for display purposes. This dress was just found and is stamped Morse Diving Equipment Company on the inside of the collar. The suit has been used but is still in good overall condition. It will also come with the vintage wood hanger it was found on. Lot’s more photos available!  Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about items like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       

Rare US Navy Mark V Morse 1919 Helmet!

Here is a super old and great looking US Navy Mark V diving helmet! This one was

made by A.J. Morse in July of 1919. It’s very unusual to find Mark V’s from this time

period, especially directly after World War 1. The helmet is serial numbers matching

with all four brails also having the matching number. Overall the helmet is free of

any bad dents or blemishes.

Don’t get left out- join our client email list to find out about this helmet before

anyone else!

Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com 

Vintage Telephone Cable - Helmet to Phone Connection!

There is a section of approximately 95’ of antique cloth covered telephone cable. Each end has a brass fitting to be hooked into a telephone and into a helmet. We could not find any names or markings on the brass fittings. The line was found with a 100+ year old Morse diving pump, so it probably of similar age. The rope covered line is still in good shape and would make a great addition to a vintage helmet display.  Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com

Miller Diving Model 400 Bronze Diving Helmet!

Here is a more modern day classic ready for display or a restoration to make it shine. This

is a Miller Diving model 400 helmet with a solid bronze shell. That’s right, a solid bronze

body! We have left this helmet as we found it. There is some of the original black paint still

on it, but the bronze is showing through. These helmets look simply amazing when fully

polished out. The helmet appears to be complete inside and out, we are selling it has a

display piece only though. Super fun winter project to make this one shine!

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helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       

Yokohama Mixed Gas Diving Helmet!

One of the most unique helmets ever made and also historic ever! This

helmet was produced in the 1960’s by Yokohama and was designed for the

deepest dives possible by humans at this time. The helmet incorporated a

large canister on the back that contained a chemical that would absorb

carbon dioxide. Helium was pumped into the helmet to allow the diver to

work at extreme depths. It’s very safe to say this helmet has been to the

darkest places in the ocean and seen some amazing things!

Not only has this helmet seen things only a few humans have witnessed, it’s

also super cool looking! This helmet has a series of tubes, valves and a huge

canister on the back giving it an appearance of a helmet made for the most

extreme adventures - which it was!

We have handled a few of these over the years and this one is one of the

finest original new to the market examples we have seen. Everything is

original and in the same condition as was the last time it went down!

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