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Updated 7-22-2014

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

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1970’s Swindell / Beckman Model 2000 Air Helmet  !

Along with the orange Swindell helmet, we turned up this great looking blue Model 2000 example! This air helmet is fiberglass and in great condition. It appears it was lightly used but still in great overall condition. The optional and hard to find breastplate is present. 10 of the 12 nuts holding the 4 brails are present. These helmets are commonly called Swindell’s or Beckman air helmets. George Swindell invented the design and then later sold his company to Beckman in the 1970’s. Having one with the matching painted breastplate really looks sharp! 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 Fischer Spring Mark V Anti-Magnetic Knife!

If you collect vintage diving knifes, this one is a must have example! We purchased this knife directly

from a retired UDT (Underwater Demolitions Team) Navy diver. He used this knife during the 1950’s

and 1960’s all around the world.

This rare example has a blade made of copper-beryllium (yea beryllium) which is non-magnetic and a tool that can be used around explosives that are triggered by magnetic objects, such as a ships hull! This knife is made by Fischer Spring in New York and is marked on one side of the blade along with the government contract number. Finding a knife such as this one is rare enough, but having the chance to find one with a history that will be documented by Nations Attic from the original owner is a unique opportunity!

We have lots more photos that we can email if interested.

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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.
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George Swindell Model 2000 Air Helmet with Breastplate!

Here is a beautiful example of a Swindell Model 2000 air helmet with the optional breastplate. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we found this helmet along with another this last month! These helmets are commonly called Swindell’s or Beckman air helmets. George Swindell invented the design and then later sold his company to Beckman in the 1970’s. This helmet has seen very little use in its day. The orange fiberglass top is in very nice condition with only a few minor signs of light use. The black breastplate looks great with all twelve nuts holding the four brails on. This helmet does also come with a neck damn as well! Swindell helmets don’t come up on the market often in this condition, especially with the matching breastplate!  Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this!      Email us at helmets@nationsattic.com  /  text / call 316-371-1828 

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!
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Vintage Mark V Deep Water Diving Boots!

We found these boots along with a US Navy Mark V diving helmet some time ago. These are the classic canvas deep water diving boots that most divers would use. These boots have the brass toes with lead bottom. The canvas body of the boots is the original and well worn. There are numerous holes in the canvas and there are no laces remaining. These boots have obviously seen a lot of dives and would look great next to an original helmet. These can certainly be polished out and new canvas installed or simply kept as is.  We have these boots priced very economically! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com 
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Siebe Gorman Underwater Flight Light - Never Used!
Talk about a heavy flash light! This is a never used Siebe Gorman underwater torch. It was issued by NATO to a US Navy diver but never put into use. The light itself has never been tested but it appears to be in as new condition. The light is marked Siebe Gorman 1968 and then its serial number. This light measures 11” in length and weighs in at almost 5 pounds! The light case has a few very minor scratches from time, but overall it’s probably the nicest original example out there! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or Email helmets@nationsattic.com
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1944 DESCO US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet !

Up for sale is a beautiful Diving Equipment & Salvage Co (DESCO) Mark V diving helmet. This helmet is a fully #s matching and also has the US Navy inspection stamp on the neck ring. In addition, this helmet is almost near mint condition - barely a scratch on it which is amazing! This helmet is dated May 5th, 1944. The ID tag on the front is in excellent condition with the serial number stamped clearly. The helmet is complete with a set of new wing nuts installed and a new neck seal gasket. The helmet has a wonderful patina and is simply in magnificent condition. If you have been looking for a Mark V in great condition to impressive everyone with, this one is it! 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 1944 US Navy Mark V Made by Miller Dunn!

There were four makers of the Mark V for the US Navy from 1916 to the mid 1980’s. All of those companies made the Mark V for decades with the exception of one - Miller Dunn of Miami, FL. Miller Dunn is well known for their shallow water helmets but any people don’t know they made a small batch of Mark V for the Navy during World War 2. It is said the contract order was for 1000 helmets, of those only a small percentage still exist today. Serial #594, it is a numbers matching example from March 1st, 1944. This helmet is one of the nicest Miller Dunn’s we have ever had and is a prime investment grade example. Please contact us for more detailed information and photos. helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828       
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