US Navy Mark V Diving Helmets

Do you have one of these helmets? If so, please let us know!

Call or text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com Nation’s Attic is the #1 buyer in the US of the United States Navy Mark V diving helmet! We are fortunate that we represent collectors from around the world and this gives us the opportunity to make immediate offers on just about any vintage Mark V diving helmet. Regardless of location, we make the transaction very safe and easy. We also pay for and handle the shipping of the helmet. Over the years Nation’s Attic has handled countless antique Mark V helmets. With those years of experience we can easily help you identify who made your helmet, when it was manufactured and possibly even if it was used by the US Navy or another military. All of these details along with the helmets condition are vitally important when assessing how much we can pay you. All we need to make you an offer are clear photos of the helmet. Simply text photos to 316-371-1828 or email them to helmets@nationsattic.com . In addition to the antique US Navy Mark V helmets we are also interested in buying related vintage tools and equipment. 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 the Navy used in diving operations. The Mark V was made from 1916 until the mid 1980’s for the United States and other military diving units around the world. During that time the Mark V helmets design was virtually unchanged. The initial manufacturers of the Mark V helmet were Morse Diving Equipment Company and A. Schrader’s & Son. Later on, Diving Equipment and Salvage Company produced the Mark V as well. For a short period of time during World War 2, Miller Dunn of Miami, FL produced the Mark V for the government. Below are photos of the Id plates used by each of the four manufactures of the Mark V. Do you have a Mark V helmet made after the 1980’s? Not to worry, both the Morse Diving Company and Diving Equipment and Salvage Company have been making the Mark V since the 1980’s and into the 21st Century.   
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Schrader's Mark V Helmet ID Tag Plate US Navy Mark V A. Schrader's Son Helmet Morse Diving Equipment Co Inc Mark V ID Plate Tag Diving Equipment and Salvage Co inc Mark V Tag ID Plate Miller Dunn Mark V ID Plate Tag
A. Schrader’s & Son - Scovill Manufacturing Co
Morse Diving Equipment Co
Diving Equipment & Salvage Co
Miller Dunn Co
As with any equipment made for the military, most of it was made during war time. This is why a large majority of antique Mark V diving helmets found today date to either World War 2 or World War 1. Regardless of the date or manufacturer of your vintage Mark V, we are always ready to make top market offers for this type of antique diving helmet! Please give us a call or text at 316-371-1828 or email us at helmets@nationsattic.com  Starting in the 1940’s the US Navy wanted the ability for their divers to go down to depths deeper than the Mark V could handle. Rather than design an all new helmet, they simply had the Mark V modified. By doing this the Mark V was equipped with a number of extra features. The most notable feature is the large brass canister on the back of the helmet. This canister contained a carbon dioxide absorbent. It is interesting to note the visual differences in the two models. In addition, the Helium helmet is quite a bit heavier, coming in at nearly 100 pounds with the standard helmet having a weight of around 65 pounds. These antique helmets, despite their limited use are in high demand by us. If you have one of these you may be surprised just how much we can offer you! To find out, please send us some photos via email to helmets@nationsattic.com or text photos to 316-371-1828.
(DESCO Helium Mark V 1972)
(DESCO Mark V 1945)
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We do get a lot of questions regarding the authenticity of a vintage Mark V helmet. While we do not purchase reproduction helmets, we can quickly tell if your helmet is real or not. For decades the Mark V has been reproduced. Many reproductions are simple display items that somewhat resemble an authentic helmet. There are however many fairly good reproductions. Many of these may have an ID plate that is similar in appearance to the ones above. A commonly missing detail of these reproductions is the lack of a serial number and date. If a date is present, it is very common to have the date of 8-29-41, which is a date still used today by makers in India. It is also important to note that reproduction Mark V’s will usually be in mint condition with no dents or dings and all the copper polished. Authentic Mark V helmets had their copper shell coated in a gray tin like material to prevent corrosion from salt water. If you are not sure your helmet is real or not, just email us, helmets@nationsattic.com or text photos to 316-371-1828. We are happy to help!
Diving Equipment and Salvage Company Mark V Helmets
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Schrader's Mark V Helmet ID Tag Plate US Navy Mark V A. Schrader's Son Helmet Morse Diving Equipment Co Inc Mark V ID Plate Tag Diving Equipment and Salvage Co inc Mark V Tag ID Plate Miller Dunn Mark V ID Plate Tag
A. Schrader’s & Son - Scovill Manufacturing Co
Morse Diving Equipment Co
Diving Equipment & Salvage Co
Miller Dunn Co
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US Navy Mark V Diving Helmets

Do you have one of these helmets? If so, please let us know!

Call or text 1-316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com Nation’s Attic is the #1 buyer in the US of the United States Navy Mark V diving helmet! We are fortunate that we represent collectors from around the world and this gives us the opportunity to make immediate offers on just about any vintage Mark V diving helmet. Regardless of location, we make the transaction very safe and easy. We also pay for and handle the shipping of the helmet. Over the years Nation’s Attic has handled countless antique Mark V helmets. With those years of experience we can easily help you identify who made your helmet, when it was manufactured and possibly even if it was used by the US Navy or another military. All of these details along with the helmets condition are vitally important when assessing how much we can pay you. All we need to make you an offer are clear photos of the helmet. Simply text photos to 1-316-371-1828 or email them to helmets@nationsattic.com . In addition to the antique US Navy Mark V helmets we are also interested in buying related vintage tools and equipment. 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 the Navy used in diving operations. The Mark V was made from 1916 until the mid 1980’s for the United States and other military diving units around the world. During that time the Mark V helmets design was virtually unchanged. The initial manufacturers of the Mark V helmet were Morse Diving Equipment Company and A. Schrader’s & Son. Later on, Diving Equipment and Salvage Company produced the Mark V as well. For a short period of time during World War 2, Miller Dunn of Miami, FL produced the Mark V for the government. Below are photos of the Id plates used by each of the four manufactures of the Mark V. Do you have a Mark V helmet made after the 1980’s? Not to worry, both the Morse Diving Company and Diving Equipment and Salvage Company have been making the Mark V since the 1980’s and into the 21st Century.    The four Mark V helmet identification tags or plates above are excellent authentic examples as a reference. Over the years these Mark V ID plates did change or have variations, but they will always feature a serial number and date. If you have an antique Mark V made by A. Schrader’s Son Division of Scovill Manufacturing, Morse Diving Equipment Company, Diving Equipment and Salvage Company or Miller Dunn Company, then it is a good chance your helmet is one we would be interested in purchasing! No other companies manufactured the Mark V.  Please email photos to helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text us at 1-316-371-1828. As with any equipment made for the military, most of it was made during war time. This is why a large majority of antique Mark V diving helmets found today date to either World War 2 or World War 1. Regardless of the date or manufacturer of your vintage Mark V, we are always ready to make top market offers for this type of antique diving helmet! Please give us a call or text at 1-316-371-1828 or email us at helmets@nationsattic.com  Starting in the 1940’s the US Navy wanted the ability for their divers to go down to depths deeper than the Mark V could handle. Rather than design an all new helmet, they simply had the Mark V modified. By doing this the Mark V was equipped with a number of extra features. The most notable feature is the large brass canister on the back of the helmet. This canister contained a carbon dioxide absorbent. It is interesting to note the visual differences in the two models. In addition, the Helium helmet is quite a bit heavier, coming in at nearly 100 pounds with the standard helmet having a weight of around 65 pounds. These antique helmets, despite their limited use are in high demand by us. If you have one of these you may be surprised just how much we can offer you! To find out, please send us some photos via email to helmets@nationsattic.com or text photos to 1-316-371-1828.
Upcoming Travel August 2016! We will be traveling through Iowa, Kansas, & Missouri the 1st week of August.Please give us a call or text at 316-371-1828 if you have helmets for sale! signs@nationsattic.com