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Updated 7-1-2015

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

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US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet August 1943!

Just in is a fantastic example of a World War 2 US Navy used Mark V diving helmet! This

helmet is fully serial numbers matching and has the US Navy inspection stamp on it. We

purchased this helmet from a retired Navy officer who kept this helmet for decades. This

helmet is complete including the speaker inside! True vintage examples like this one are

special!   Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this!

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Rare A.J. Morse 2 Man Diving Air Pump From 1898 - USS Maine Salvage!

We don’t often get air pump due but this one is quite special in a number of ways. This pump is bone stock original never restored and has a fantastic patina to it. When

Morse was still open we had them look up the serial number on this pump. They told us it was made in 1898 and sold to the US Navy. There was also a note in the log

book indicating the pump was purchased to be used in the salvage operations of the USS Maine! The handles on the pump still turn and the covers for the handle studs

are still present. There are some numerous tools inside the pump as well. This pump is worthy of any collection or museum!

We did find this amazing photo of the USS Maine after the explosion, take a close look at the center left of the photo;

http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/maine30.jpg                                Call or Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com

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.

Miller Dunn Style 3 Divinhood - WW2

Just in is a very nice Miller Dunn Divinhood Style 3 helmet. These helmets were used by

the US Navy during World War 2 for shallow water jobs. They were also used after the

war by many divers looking for an easy way to make divers in less than 60’ of water.

This helmet appears to have been in US Navy inventory and then probably sold as surplus.

The helmet is in wonderful condition with only minor dents on the back. Perfect helmet

for display in the home or office!

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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

1943 US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet - Miller Dunn!

Here is a rare one - an authentic Miller Dunn made US Navy Mark V! This helmet is serial number 104, so a great early example. The helmet is complete and fully numbers matching. The helmet was used by a commercial diving company in Texas and is marked with their name in a few spots. We even have a photo of the helmet in use during the 1970’s! The helmet has plenty of working dents on the bonnet, but it’s all intact and original. Wonderful patina and rare manufacturer make this a really special helmet!

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Rare US Navy 3 Diver Radio w/ Comm Line!

Rarely does a vintage World War 2 diver communication box come up for sale, but here you go! This radio is in all original condition and heavy! This radio has 3 diver communication hook-ups. All the knobs, hook-up caps and speaker are present and in good original condition. As an added bonus we found the original communications line and power hook-up as well! If you are putting together a display, a radio like this would be a rare addition. Call / Text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com 
Vintage Deep Water Diving Boots!
Just in is a beautiful pair of unused deep water diving boots! These boots are the type used with the US Navy Mark V as well as others. They have the classic brass toe, lead bottom, leather straps and heal with heavy canvas body. The boots are in amazing condition with the white canvas looking almost new. There are no makers marks or names on them. If you are setting up a display or would like a new set of boots to use - you can’t go wrong with these! Call / Text 316-371-1828 or Email helmets@nationsattic.com

1945 US Rubber 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 suit was just found and is in nice shape! It was made by the US Rubber Co. in February 1945. The suit has some dust and was used but is still in very good condition. The rubber cuffs are dated 11-44. Style 310 Size 3, #8991. If you are setting up a “Jake” for display, this one would make a great choice! 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       

1944 DESCO US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet!

Just in today is a very nice all original serial numbers matching US Navy Mark V. This

helmet is dated 3-3-44 and was made by DESCO. The helmet is in excellent condition

and will also come with some special provenance. More information and photos will be

posted soon!

The US Navy Mark V is the gold standard of diving helmet collecting. These are know

world wide as the pinnacle of design and investment potential.

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