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Brand: Vintage World Australia
Product Name: Divers Helmet (Scuba) – U.S. Navy Mark V (Royal)
Model #: DH 102
Pack Contents: Helmet on dark wooden base
Materials: Copper, brass, nickel, glass & wood
Key Attributes: Hand Made, Vintage Antique Brass Finish, Magnifying Glass Viewing Window
Uses: Home Decor, Gift, Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.
Product Dimensions: 360W x 470D x 480H mm
Product Weight: 9 kg
Shipped From: Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)
Shipping Provider: Australia Post & All Major Courier services
Additional Delivery Information: Estimate Delivery 2 – 5 Business Days, Express Shipping Available, 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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Vintage Divers helmet Mark V as worn by US Navy from the 1840’s. These helmets were the first designed to allow scuba 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.
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, with it’s life-size scale, kilo’s of gleaming copper and shiny chrome, authentic craftsmanship and antique styling, a Vintage World Australia’s Divers Helmet an eye-catching slice (or, more accurately, slab) 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.
|Dimensions||450 × 380 × 490 mm|