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DIVING EQUIPMENT & SALVAGE COMPANY

HELMETS WE BUY!

WE BUY ANTIQUE DIVING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY VINTAGE DIVING HELMETS!

Who buys Diving Equipment and Supply Company antique diving helmets?  The Nation’s Attic is interested in purchasing these old hard hats.  Representing collectors from around the world allows us the opportunity to make immediate offers on just about any old deep sea diving helmet manufactured by DESCO. Regardless of where you are located in the world, we strive to make the transaction very safe and easy. Additionally, we will pay for and handle the shipping of the helmet.

Please call or text us today at 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com

 

Commonly known as DESCO, the company was initially called Diving Equipment & Salvage Company. During World War 2 the company slightly changed its name to Diving Equipment & Supply Company (DESCO). DESCO started in 1937 and produced some innovative diving helmets and equipment. During World War II DESCO won a contract to produce the Mark V diving helmet for the US Navy. Diving Equipment & Salvage Co and later Diving Equipment and Supply Co would go on to be a major supplier of the Mark V during and after WWII. DESCO also made the mixed gas Mark V and various helmets for commercial use. Sponge diving, nuclear reactor diving and general underwater construction were areas that specific helmets were custom made. DESCO is still in business today! If you have a helmet that was made by Diving Equipment & Supply or Salvage Company, please let us know, you might  be surprised just how much we can pay for your old hard hat!

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

Nation’s Attic is a buyer of Diving Equipment & Supply Company antique diving helmets. We represent collectors from around the world who are interested in old DESCO Mark V deep sea diving helmets. All we need to make you an offer are clear photos of the helmet. Simply text photos to 316-371-1828 or email them to helmets@nationsattic.com.  We will pay for and handle all of the shipping expenses and the transaction will be smooth and easy.

 

 

 

In addition to DESCO helmets we are also interested in purchasing related tools and equipment. Items such as diving knives, boots, weight belts, suits, original ships helmet boxes, underwater lights, brass valves and gauges, air pumps, photos and anything else that is nautical related.

Diving Equipment & Salvage Co
Mark V Helmet

During WWII DESCO ID tags on US Navy Mark V helmets were marked as Diving Equipment and Salvage Co. Inc. The helmets number and date it was made would also be included on the ID plate. The "salvage" part of their name would not change until late in 1945. 

Does Your Tag Look Like This Example?

Call / Text 316-371-1828

helmets@nationsattic.com

Diving Equipment & Supply Co. Inc.

Mark V Helmets

At the end of 1945 the name of the company was changed to Diving Equipment and Supply Co. Inc. which is still in use today. The example photo left shows a Mark V helmet ID plate from December 1945, directly after the war had ended.

Have A DESCO Helmet With This Style Of An ID Plate?

Call / Text 316-371-1828

helmets@nationsattic.com

Diving Equipment & Salvage Helium

Mark V Helmet

DESCO produced not only the standard Mark V diving helmet for the US Navy but also the mixed gas or helium Mark V as well. In some cases the ID plate, like the one shown to the left, will have the word HELIUM stamped into it rather than Mark V. 

Does Your Helmet Have The Word HELIUM stamped In The Tag?

Call / Text 316-371-1828

helmets@nationsattic.com

Browne Sponge Diving Helmet DESCO

DESCO would produce helmets for specialized commercial diving jobs. In this case the ID plate indicates this helmet was for sponge diving. 

Do You Have A Sponge Diving Helmet?

Call / Text 316-371-1828

helmets@nationsattic.com

DESCO - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Helmet

Throughout the 20th Century DESCO produced a large number of commercial diving helmets. Any helmet with a tag that says Diving Equipment and Supply Co or DESCO on it, we are interested in buying. 

Have A Helmet With An ID Plate Like This Example?

Call / Text 316-371-1828

helmets@nationsattic.com

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