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The price includes a 4% credit card fee. If you pay by check, money order, or bank wire, the discounted price is $3,999 delivered within the contiguous United States. 


During World War Two the primary shallow water helmet of the United States Navy was the Miller Dunn Style 3 Divinhood. This model required much less training than the alternative helmet in the USN inventory, the Mark V. Today the Style 3 Divinhood is considered. the quintessential American shallow water diving helmet of World War 2.


The example we are offering here is a unique example with some interesting history. When the Miller Dunn Style 3 Divinhood was shipped out from the Miami, FL, factory in World War Two, the body was painted a dark copper color. The paint was often worn off quickly, exposing the copper body to salt water and other environments. In addition, the Style 3 helmet towards the latter half of World War Two featured rounded external screws securing the window guards in place. Early examples used flat head screws that were counter-sunk into the guard frames, which took longer to finish during the assembly process.


In a few cases, the helmets were nickel-plated after leaving the factory, providing them with a very strong surface against corrosion to the copper and brass. It also gave the helmet a unique, clean appearance.


This late-war production example appears to have been sent to the Philippines as part of its post-World War Two reconstruction. One of the largest companies in the Philippines, the Luzon Stevedorning Company, was sent large amounts of supplies from the United States government. It appears that this helmet was part of that equipment!


The helmet has two locations with company identification etched into the nickel plating. On the top section above the diver's left port is etched LSCO SALVAGE. Below the diver’s left port is another etching, LUSTEVECO. Both are abbreviations for the Luzon Stevedoring Co.


Without a doubt, this helmet was used for various shallow water jobs. It was kept in very nice condition, as shown in the photos. With some hand polishing, the nickel surface would brighten up nicely. All of the glass is intact, as well as the copper port retaining screws. Near the air fitting, the nickel plating has worn off from the air hose being taken on and off many times. Small working dents are present on the back and top of the helmet, but none are severe.


It is unknown how this helmet made its way back to the United States after likely being used during the 1940s and 1950s in the Philippines. It is, however, rare to find a helmet with proof of where it was primarily used during its working life.


All helmets sold by Nations Attic Inc. will have a certificate of authenticity (COA). This COA will have a serial # on it that will match the # on a tamperproof holographic decal placed on the inside of the helmet. This level of security and long-term assurance of the helmet’s authenticity is unmatched in the industry and very important to us.


Worldwide shipping is available. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code.


The price includes a 4% credit card fee. If you pay by check, money order, or bank wire, the discounted price is $3,999 delivered within the contiguous United States. 

WW2 Miller Dunn #3 - LSCO Salvage

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