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Anchor Engineering 1921 Brass Diving Helmet

SKU: DH103


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Brand: Vintage World Australia

Product Name: Divers Helmet (Scuba)- Anchor Engineering 1921, Karl Heinke, Munich Germany

Model #: DH 103

Pack Contents: Helmet

Colour:  Antique Brass Finish

Materials: Combination of various metals, Magnifying Glass

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

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

Product Dimensions : 360W x 450D x 420H mm

Product Weight: 5.55 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 within 14 days of purchase

Disclaimer: All our items are REPRODUCTIONS and 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 makes these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.

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Originally made by Anchor Engineering- Karl Heinke, Munich, Germany 1921. 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.

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 shiny brass, 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.

 (Available Color and design may be sightly different to what is shown in picture, please ask us to send you photo for your approval

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Dimensions 410 × 300 × 420 mm
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SKU: DH103