US NAVY MARK V
WE BUY ANTIQUE US NAVY MARK V
VINTAGE DIVING HELMETS!
Who buys MARK V antique diving helmets? The Nation’s Attic buys vintage MARK 5 diving helmets and all related diving gear. Representing worldwide collectors gives us the opportunity to make immediate offers on just about any vintage deep-sea diving helmet. Regardless of where you are located in the world, we make the transaction very safe and easy. Plus, we pay for and handle all of the shipping so there will be no expense to you.
Nation’s Attic is the #1 buyer of Mark V antique diving helmets. We represent collectors from around the world, allowing us to make immediate offers on just about any vintage Mark V diving helmet. No matter where in the world you are located, we make the transaction very safe and easy. We also pay for and handle the shipping! All we need to make you an offer are clear photos of the helmet. Text photos to 316-371-1828 or email them to email@example.com .
In addition to the Mark V helmets, there was a lot of gear and equipment used by the diver. We are also interested in purchasing 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 nautical related.
During the 20th Century, there were only 4 manufacturers of the US Navy Mark V. Those companies' names would change over the years slightly. Below is a list of the four makers of the US Navy Mark V diving helmet and their name differences;
- A.J. Morse & Son Inc.
- Morse Diving Equipment Company Inc.
- A. Schrader's Son Inc
- A. Schrader's Son Inc Division of Scovill
- Diving Equipment & Salvage Company Inc.
- Diving Equipment & Supply Company Inc.
- Miller Dunn Co.
The above manufacturers are the only ones that will be found on an authentic US Navy Mark V helmet.
Diving Equipment & Salvage Co
Mark V Helmet
A. Schrader's Son Division of Scovill Mark V
The Mark V diving helmet was manufactured for the US Navy from 1916 until the mid-1980s. During that time there were only four manufacturers of this model. The first two companies to make the Mark V were A. Schrader's Son and the A.J. Morse & Son Company. Initially, there was a strong demand during and after World War 1 for the helmets by the military and commercial divers.
When World War 2 started, another huge wave of demand was created for the Mark V. Not able to meet the full demands of the US Government, 2 more helmet manufactures made the Mark V. Miller Dunn in Miami, FL and Diving Equipment & Salvage Company in Milwaukee, WI joined Morse Diving Equipment Company and Schrader who was then a division of Scovill. During WWII literally, tens of thousands of Mark V's were produced! After the war, the Mark V was a favorite of commercial divers and would continue to be used by the US Navy. Today the Mark V is still being made by DESCO & Morse. While not used as commonly for diving work, the Mark V is a favorite of ours and many of our customers as a piece of diving history. If you have a Mark V helmet please let us know, you might be surprised just how much we can pay!