Nation's Attic Diving Into History Auction Dec. 4th 2021


Nation's Attic will conducting their final auction of 2021 on Saturday December 4th. This will be an online only auction and is available for viewing at www.liveauctioneers.com and bidsquare.com.

The first half of the auction contains a very nice selection of early United States Divers Aqua-Lung double hose regulators from the 1950s, early new old stock scuba equipment in the original boxes, some unusual equipment related to scuba diving and photographic equipment.

Underwater related military items such as dive knives, special operations manuals, badges, and other memorabilia are represented well. Nautical artifacts such as ships lights, engine room telegraph, solid brass ships wheel, brass speaking tubes, pullies, and other unique parts and pieces used on vintage ships.

The second half of the auction focuses on deep sea diving equipment. The most popular items in this category are the copper and brass diving helmets. The famed United States Navy Mark V is well represented with examples from World War 2 made by Morse Diving Equipment and the A. Schrader's Son Company. A very desirable US Navy Mark V helium helmet made by Diving Equipment and Supply Company that was originally sent to the USS Brunswick will be selling. Commercial diving helmets made by Craftsweld, A.J. Morse & Son, Siebe Gorman, Heinke, Yokohama, Snead, Swindell, Miller, and Kirby Morgan plus more are also included.


If you are looking for hard hat related equipment, this auction has over a hundred lots fill with items like non-return valves, hose, communications equipment, dive boots, divers belts, dive dresses, brass fittings, plus lots more. Rare books, USN manuals, posters, patches, photos, and other deep sea diver memorabilia are all being sold at no reserve.


Nation's Attic Inc. is the largest dealer and auctioneer of authentic antique & vintage diving helmets and related gear. If you are interested in bidding or consigning to one of our future auctions please contact us at

1-316-371-1828 or helmets@nationsattic.com

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