SOLD!

Model 2000 Swindell w/ Breastplate!  

One of the very first “modern” diving helmets made of fiberglass, the Advanced Diving Systems Model 2000 invented by George Swindell! Made in Gretna, Louisiana a large majority of these helmets utilized a neck dam. A minority of them were ordered with the optional breasplate - like this one. This helmet was certainly well used but not abused. The blue fiberglass body is free of any cracks, but the surface shows signs of years of use. The old foam inside the helmet is deteriorating, but for display purposes it’s of little consequence. The breastplate is in very good original condition with all 12 acorn nuts and brails present. The black painted body of the breastplate looks quite nice with the dark blue bonnet. Would make a worthwhile restoration project or can be display as is showing off its many jobs accomplished. Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

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Very Early Ratcliffe “Rat Hat” - Possibly #1 

Bob Ratcliffe is world famous among divers for his helmet creation - the Rat Hat! While living in a trailer behind the World Wide Divers shop in Morgan City, CA he made the very first prototype Rat Hat. The helmet performed so well others in the industry wanted one. Four initial helmets were made, which then started him on the path of manufacturing. This helmet was presented to the diver Woody Treen in Santa Barbara around 1967 as #1! The top handle and Kirby Morgan side valve had been added since it’s initial construction. The helmet itself is in very good condition with relatively light signs of use. The neck ring separates and locks into place with ease. Worthy of any collection or museum, this truly is a special fiberglass helmet! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this!          helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

SOLD!

Amazing TOA Diving Apparatus Helmet!

This is without a doubt the nicest TOA Diving Apparatus Company helmet we have ever seen! Just look at the photo to the right - it looks like this helmet has never seen a day of work in its life. The helmet is a standard 3 light 12 bolt model with tinning on the copper body. The ID plate, like the rest of the helmet, is in wonderful condition. The TOA plate is all in English, indicating it was made for a customer outside Japan. A fine Japanese helmet should be part of any collection and this one is a magnificent example! Contact us for more photos of this beauty! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

SOLD! SOLD!

Unusual 3 Bolt / 12 Bolt Russian Helmet!

Russian diving helmets made after WWII fit a typical 3 bolt pattern for the most part. A small percentage of helmets were made with both the 3 bolt and 12 bolt patterns though - like this beautiful example! This style of helmet was made so the helmet could be used like any other 3 bolt helmet or used with a 12 bolt pattern suit. Unlike a vast majority of Russian helmets, the 12 wing nuts with brails along the outside edge of the breastplate are rarely seen. This helmet was made in 1992, during a very turbulent time as the newly formed Russian was taking hold. It’s quite possible this helmet was never used as it is in amazing original condition! All the hardware is present and the helmet is free of any noticeable dents.  Perfect display piece or after certification, ready to use! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

Yokohama Mixed Gas Extreme Depths Helmet!

Considered the apex of hard hat helmets for extreme deep dives. This example of a earlier Yokohama mixed gas helmet features a hand formed bonnet, Kepner check valve and retains a Sodasorb canister! It also has both of its original “t” wrenches, one for the wing nuts and one for the inner canister. The helmet is in excellent original condition! All the original hardware is intact. The breastplate does have a fitting for a bailout bottle directly above the Yokohama tag. This model is a very impressive helmet, especially when on display. Probably one of the nicest examples we have ever seen! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

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Antique & Vintage Diving Helmets Sold Archive Page 7

As notable antique diving helmets are sold we have decided to list a photo, brief description and at times

a video on the helmet. Many of the antique helmets we sell are quite interesting or rarely seen, so having

this archive as a service to our customers will hopefully help your research and inspiration for future

additions to your collection!  Would you like to be notified when future antique diving helmets are for

sale? Please join our client list!

Do you have a antique diving helmet like one shown on this page? We are always interesting in hearing

about yours, please call / text 316-371-1828 or email helmets@nationsattic.com 

SOLD!

Model 2000 Swindell w/ Breastplate!  

One of the very first “modern” diving helmets made of fiberglass, the Advanced Diving Systems Model 2000 invented by George Swindell! Made in Gretna, Louisiana a large majority of these helmets utilized a neck dam. A minority of them were ordered with the optional breasplate - like this one. This helmet was certainly well used but not abused. The blue fiberglass body is free of any cracks, but the surface shows signs of years of use. The old foam inside the helmet is deteriorating, but for display purposes it’s of little consequence. The breastplate is in very good original condition with all 12 acorn nuts and brails present. The black painted body of the breastplate looks quite nice with the dark blue bonnet. Would make a worthwhile restoration project or can be display as is showing off its many jobs accomplished. Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

SOLD!

Yokohama Mixed Gas Helmet!

Considered the apex of hard hat helmets for extreme deep dives. This example of a earlier Yokohama mixed gas helmet features a hand formed bonnet, Kepner check valve and retains a Sodasorb canister! It also has both of its original “t” wrenches, one for the wing nuts and one for the inner canister. The helmet is in excellent original condition! All the original hardware is intact. The breastplate does have a fitting for a bailout bottle directly above the Yokohama tag. This model is a very impressive helmet, especially when on display. Probably one of the nicest examples we have ever seen! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

Very Early Ratcliffe “Rat Hat”

Bob Ratcliffe is world famous among divers for his helmet

creation - the Rat Hat! While living in a trailer behind the World

Wide Divers shop in Morgan City, CA he made the very first

prototype Rat Hat. The helmet performed so well others in the

industry wanted one. Four initial helmets were made, which

then started him on the path of manufacturing.

This helmet was presented to the diver Woody Treen in Santa

Barbara around 1967 as #1! The top handle and Kirby Morgan

side valve had been added since it’s initial construction. The

helmet itself is in very good condition with relatively light signs

of use. The neck ring separates and locks into place with ease.

Worthy of any collection or museum, this truly is a special

fiberglass helmet!

Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this!    helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

SOLD! SOLD!

Amazing TOA Diving Apparatus Helmet!

This is without a doubt the nicest TOA Diving Apparatus Company helmet we have ever seen! Just look at the photo to the right - it looks like this helmet has never seen a day of work in its life. The helmet is a standard 3 light 12 bolt model with tinning on the copper body. The ID plate, like the rest of the helmet, is in wonderful condition. The TOA plate is all in English, indicating it was made for a customer outside Japan. A fine Japanese helmet should be part of any collection and this one is a magnificent example! Contact us for more photos of this beauty! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

Unusual 3 Bolt / 12 Bolt Russian Helmet!

Russian diving helmets made after WWII fit a typical 3 bolt pattern for the most part. A small percentage of helmets were made with both the 3 bolt and 12 bolt patterns though - like this beautiful example! This style of helmet was made so the helmet could be used like any other 3 bolt helmet or used with a 12 bolt pattern suit. Unlike a vast majority of Russian helmets, the 12 wing nuts with brails along the outside edge of the breastplate are rarely seen. This helmet was made in 1992, during a very turbulent time as the newly formed Russian was taking hold. It’s quite possible this helmet was never used as it is in amazing original condition! All the hardware is present and the helmet is free of any noticeable dents.  Perfect display piece or after certification, ready to use! Make sure and join our client contact list to be updated via email about helmets like this! helmets@nationsattic.com or call / text 316-371-1828

                 

SOLD!
© 2017 Nations Attic
Call or Text Us At 1-316-371-1828   Email helmets@nationsattic.com

Antique & Vintage Diving Helmets

Sold Archive Page 7

As notable antique diving helmets are sold we have

decided to list a photo, brief description and at

times a video on the helmet. Many of the antique

helmets we sell are quite interesting or rarely seen,

so having this archive as a service to our customers

will hopefully help your research and inspiration

for future additions to your collection!  Would you

like to be notified when future antique diving

helmets are for sale? Please join our client list!

Do you have a antique diving helmet like one

shown on this page? We are always interesting in

hearing about yours, please call / text 316-371-1828 

or email helmets@nationsattic.com