US Navy Diving Helmet - Mark V reproduction
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Reliving the romance of the deep sea
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There’s something ominous, almost intimidating in the grandiose size and shape of the diver’s helmets first designed and used in middle of the 19th century. Vintage Divers helmet Mark V as worn by US Navy from the 1840’s. These helmets were the first designed to allow divers to breathe, communicate and protect them under water. The first design was derived from “Smoke Helmets” which delivered gas for breathing to allow fire-fighters to douse fires with closer proximity.
The standard Mark V diving helmet weighs approximately 25 kg offering provisions for communications, underwear vision, and head protection to deep sea divers. This replica version weighs in at an impressive 8.5 kilos.
Made from a blend of brass and copper the Mark V diving helmet is 360 mm (w) x 400 mm (d) and 490 mm (h
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