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US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet – Copper Miniature 190mm

SKU: DH100


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Brand: Vintage World Australia

Product Name: Divers Helmet (Mini)

Model #: DH 100

Materials: Brass & copper

Key Attributes: Hand Made, Vintage Antique Brass Finish, Magnifying Glass Viewing Window

Uses: Home Decor, Gift,  Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.

Product Dimensions: 200W x 190D x 190H mm (Approx)

Product Weight: 1 kg (Approx)

Shipped From: Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)

Shipping Provider: Australia Post & All Major Courier services

Additional Delivery Information: Estimate Delivery 2 – 5 Business Days, HAVING TROUBLE FINALISING YOUR ORDER OR FOR EXPRESS SHIPPING, PLEASE CALL 0421960234

Returns: Easy Return & Exchange – 14 Days from purchase date.

Disclaimer: All of our items are reproductions, handmade (HANDCRAFTED) by master artisans who employ techniques (TOOLS) and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.

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From 1916 to 1984 the Mark V was notorious for being one of the best-known nautical diving helmets in the world used by the US Navy. Morse, Schrader, Desco and Miller Dunn were four renowned companies that produced the Mark V with very slight differences. Currently, due to a limited amount available on the market, Morse and Desco still produce new maritime helmets on customer demand. The standard Mark V diving helmet weighs approximately 25 kg offering provisions for communications, underwear vision, and head protection to deep sea divers. This is a miniature version weighs in at approximately 1 kilo.

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. Is it the lack of observable features of the diver beneath it? The arrogance of human invention in forging a miniature topside atmosphere in a bubble of copper, brass or other steels, materials known for their heavy weight and mass! Or is it these helmets and their matching suits symbolise the human urge to go where we are not supposed to and do there what shouldn’t be done, our need to be the master of not just our domain but the god that controls and understands everything as far as our (telescopic, electronic) eyes can see? Food for thought.

 Regardless, the of gleaming copper and shiny brass, authentic craftsmanship and antique styling, a Vintage World Australia’s Divers Helmet is an eye-catching slice of pioneering history in any setting. Give it pride of place in the company foyer, the boardroom or the Director’s office at work. Or place it amongst your vintage collection at home and watch the eyes of your guests widen as they take in the show-stopping beauty of what could just be the greatest gift idea ever for someone with a passion for the sea and ocean, battling an obsession with man’s history of expedition and knowledge seeking, or for that person who just likes beautiful, meaningful things.

Uncommon, Unique and Priceless gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.


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Dimensions 250 × 260 mm
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SKU: DH100