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Updated 11-29-2015

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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       

Freshly Restored Vintage Cast Iron Shallow Water Diving Helmet! - Perfect Gift

This is a very unique and unusual shallow water diving helmet we just found! This helmet is made of solid cast iron with Plexiglas windows. No need

for added weights on this helmet, it’s already heavy enough! There are no names or manufactures marks on this helmet, but we believe it’s possible

Canadian or American made.

We decided to utilize our shop, skills and equipment to give this helmet a new life as a display piece. This involved taking the helmet apart and

removing the old Plexiglas, gaskets and paint. With all the metal media blasted bare, we then filled in as much of the imperfections in the metal as

possible. Afterwards we then applied an automotive primer. Once dry we then applied the high gloss automotive black paint - wow!

Once the paint was dry we then cut and installed brand new Plexiglas and black foam gasket material. To give the helmet a final touch we installed

triple chrome plated hex bolts on the top and front windows. These chrome hex bolts are expensive but really give this helmet the final bit of shine it


We restored this helmet for display purposes only and it should not be used for diving. It will make an impressive display and we have it priced quite

reasonably. We will send along with the helmet a Certificate of Authenticity detailing the restoration as well as a CD-ROM with a full set of before &

after photos of the helmet.

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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       

Fantastic 1945 Morse US Navy Mark V Helmet!

Very nice all original and serial numbers matching Morse US Navy Mark V helmet!

This helmet retains almost all of its original tinning, is serial #s matching and has all

it’s parts intact - wow! Out of the four makers of the Mark V during WW2, Morse

examples are the 2nd hardest to locate. This helmet is free of any bad dents or

issues, just a beautiful original example!


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anyone else!

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Morse Diving Equipment No. 15 Diving Air Pump!

In the 1930’s and 1940’s Morse Diving Equipment Company offered a shallow water diving helmet and matching pump. These were made to compete

with the Miller Dunn shallow water helmets, which were very popular during this time. Morse did end up getting a contract from the US Navy for

these helmets and pumps, but relatively few were made.

Offered here for sale is a very nice and all original Morse No. 15 air pump. These pumps are very heavy duty and a lot larger and heaver than the

Miller Dunn pumps. This pump does come with the original 2 piece handle and brass hardware to put it together. The pump by itself is impressive

and when displayed with a nice vintage helmet is even better! These don’t come up for sale often!

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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Price Reduced!

1976 Tudor Submariner “Snowflake” Dive Watch - Just Serviced!

We had the honor to purchase this beautiful watch from a US Navy Commander recently. This Tudor Submariner

was presented to him upon retirement. Today this specific Tudor is refereed to as the Snowflake Submariner for it’s

unique second hand. This watch also has the desirable blue dial and bezel. We had this watch fully serviced in

2015 while retaining all it’s original parts. These Tudor watches were made by Rolex and the back of the watch

states the case was made by Rolex. The crown has the iconic Rolex logo on it as well, which is original. These

classic dive watches were used around the world and by US and Canadian military divers. Watch will come with

history of former owner as well a service record in 2015. Would make an amazing holiday gift!

helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       
Nation's Attic, Inc., Antiques  Dealers, Wichita, KS

Beautiful Hi-Gloss Paint with

  New Plexiglas & Gaskets!

(Brand New Chrome Bolts Installed)

(Unique & Authentic Display Piece!)

(One of a Kind Unique Vintage Restored Helmet!)

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