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homemade diving helmet examples


Who buys odd, unusual, unidentified and even homemade antique diving helmets?  The Nation’s Attic buys these vintage diving helmets and we represent serious collectors from around the world.  This fortunately allows us to make immediate offers on just about any custom or specialized diving helmet. Regardless of where you are located in the world, we make the transaction very easy and safe. We also pay for and handle the shipping of the helmet.

Please call or text us today at 316-371-1828 or email


In most cases homemade diving helmets in the United States were made by individuals during the Great Depression. Magazines such as Popular Mechanics published articles on how to use commonly found materials to construct a functional helmet. Old water heaters were a favorite for most to cut up and use as the body of the helmet. Today Nation's Attic values and appreciates the ingenuity, craftsmanship and the reasons why these helmets were made. If you have a helmet that is homemade or one that simply looks odd, please let us know, you might be surprised just how much we can pay!

Call or Text 316-371-1828 or email   

Nation’s Attic is a buyer of antique diving helmets, especially unique, unknown or even home made examples. We represent collectors from around the world and this allows us to make immediate offers on just about any diving helmet. 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 .

 In addition to the unique 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. Vintage diving watches are also a specialty of ours and for more information on dive watches, please click here.

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