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The Divinhood by Peter Jackson 

This is the definitive historical reference book for the famed Miller Dunn shallow water diving helmets! One of the major challenges in the field of antique diving helmet collecting is good historical reference information written for the collector and historian. In 2015 Peter Jackson authored a wonderful book detailing the Miller Dunn Company and the three shallow water diving helmets they produced. Over the past couple years we have found this book to be invaluable in the research and authentication of the Dunn Divinhood, Divinhood Style 2 and Dinvinhood Style 3. There is also great information on other shallow water helmets such as the Snead and Morse versions as well. If you have Miller Dunn helmet in your collection, this book should certainly be pared with it. If you are thinking about buying a Miller Dunn helmet, then this book will provide you with the tools to make an educated purchase. Nation’s Attic has handled a lot of Miller Dunn helmets over the years, but this book has opened our eyes to details we never knew about! This book is packed with 274 full color pages. Originally only available from Mr. Jackson directly in the United Kingdom, now in 2017 this book is now out of print! We purchased the last remaining small quantity of books from him to offer to our clients. Like the few other excellent diving helmet reference books, this one is going to be quite scarce and valuable in the near future. $45 which includes shipping within the United States.  Please Email For Shipping Rate Outside the US

                 

Nation's Attic, Inc., Antiques  Dealers, Wichita, KS
Antique Diving Helmet Archive Pages As a service to our customers we have placed many of the helmets we have sold in the past on archive pages on this site. You can start on Page 1 here or below you can choose which of the many antique diving helmet archive page you wish to visit. If you see a helmet we have sold in the past and wish to purchase one like it, please let us know; helmets@nationsattic.com  Archive Page 2 / Page 3 / Page 4 / Page 5

What’s For Sale! 

Updated 6-6-2017 Nation’s Attic will update this page as helmets are bought and sold. Due to the rarity of most helmets we handle, we will generally not have a large inventory in stock. We do maintain a customer wanted list. If you would like to be added to this list and be notified FIRST when helmets are found, please fill out our online form. You may also bookmark this page and check back regularly, as we do update this page anytime helmets are bought and sold. If you are on Facebook, please “like us”. We update our Facebook page with photos of helmets and other interesting things. Call / Text 1-316-371-1828 helmets@nationsattic.com 

Classic Mark V Canvas Diving Suit - July 1943!

If you have ever thought about putting together a complete Mark V diving dress or “Jake” - here is the part that’s difficult to find in reasonable condition - the suit. This canvas suit made by United States Rubber Co in July of 1943 is a nice example for display purposes. This suit has been used long ago and has some staining, so a cleaning would be a good idea. The suit is a style 210 size 2. The rubber cuffs are present. There are some vintage patches attached during 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! The Divinhood Miller Dunn Book
The Divinhood “This is the by far the best book for collectors, investors and historians of the Miller Dunn Company and the diving helmets they made from 1915 to the 1940’s. “Don CreekmoreNation’s Attic Inc Very Limited Supply!

A.J. Morse & Son Circa 1903 Rare Neck Feed Diving Helmet!

Rare Model With Full Serial #’s Matching!

Here is probably the oldest diving helmet we have handled in 2017 - a wonderful and rare A.J. Morse & Son breast-plate feed model circa 1903! Originally this model cost $100 from the Morse factory, the same price as a more commonly found model with the air fitting on the back of the bonnet. For various reasons Morse helmets like this with the air going directly into the back of the breastplate neck ring were not as popular. Today in the 21st Century they are rarely encountered with many people not even aware of their existence! The helmet is a beautiful example with ALL SERIAL #’s MATCHING! Helmets of this vintage are difficult to find, with all four #s matching brails and both neck ring #s matching, it is special. The neck feed helmets like this have a unique inner channel on the inside of the neck ring. This is where the air traveled in the back and then came out the inside front of the neck. While it seems like that would a little annoying while working, apparently some divers preferred it (just not many). The helmet is in very nice overall condition. There are some nominal working dents on the bonnet but nothing severe. There is a very old copper patch at the very top, approximately ¼” in diameter. The air fitting on the back of the breastplate is present. A smaller diameter brass pipe has been soldered into the fitting to allow for a smaller diameter air hook-up. This modification is vintage but also reversible if so desired. Also on the back of the breastplate near the bottom edge is a small hole in the copper. It is barley noticeable but we did want to mention it. On the left side window there is a hole in the original glass. Also, on the front neck ring, one of the clamps is missing the thumb screw. All of the minor issues can be resolved with minimal repair costs. A.J. Morse & Son helmets like this were typically ordered and then made on demand. While the history is lost of the adventures and jobs this helmet was part of - it is still an impressive item and a investment grade helmet. This rare helmet will come with a COA from Nation's Attic. We have produced a video detailing this amazing helmet above. 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

                 

Vintage KIM South Korea Deep Water Diving Helmet! 

Just found is probably one of the nicest examples of a South Korean KIM diving helmet we have ever seen! The copper body has a nice coat of battleship gray paint, which looks to be professionally applied. The brass hardware on the helmet is all present and in great condition. It’s a safe best to assume this helmet hardly used - it’s that nice. All 12 wing nuts, 4 brails, glass and vents are present on this - plus the KIM Id tag on the front. Few very superficial dents, barley noticable under very close inspection. We have this helmet priced very reasonably! 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

                 

1940’s or Earlier Mark V Diving Knife - A. Schrader’s Son!

On occasion we will turn-up a nice Mark V diving knife. In many cases these knives will have no manufactuers name on them. This is the first A. Schrader’s Son Mark V knive we have had in many years! The knife is probably from World War 2, but possibly pre- dates that. Overall it is in fine condition. The brass sheath looks great, wood handle is excellent, blade is fair. Both sides of the blade have some spots of discoloration - the end is from a shadow while photographing. Overall - great knife and made by a big maker of the Mark V helmets, but not as many knives for some reason. Would look perfect next to a Schrader Mark V! 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!
(We were featured on a local PBS show recently about diving helmets and our unique location!)
New! SOLD!
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Nation's Attic, Inc., Antiques  Dealers, Wichita, KS

What’s For Sale! 

Updated 6-6-2017 Nation’s Attic will update this page as helmets are bought and sold. Due to the rarity of most helmets we handle, we will generally not have a large inventory in stock. We do maintain a customer wanted list. If you would like to be added to this list and be notified when something specific becomes available, please fill out our online form. You may also bookmark this page and check back regularly, as we do update this page anytime helmets are bought and sold. If you are on Facebook, please “like us”. We update our Facebook page with photos of helmets and other interesting things regularly. Lastly, our desktop version of this site is larger with additional photos and information. Call / Text 1-316-371-1828 helmets@nationsattic.com 
Antique Diving Helmet Archive Pages As a service to our customers we have placed many of the helmets we have sold in the past on archive pages on this site. You can start on Page 1 here or below you can choose which of the many antique diving helmet archive page you wish to visit. If you see a helmet we have sold in the past and wish to purchase one like it, please let us know; helmets@nationsattic.com  Archive Page 2 / Page 3 / Page 4
The Divinhood Miller Dunn Book

The Divinhood by Peter Jackson 

This is the definitive historical reference book for the famed Miller Dunn shallow water diving helmets! One of the major challenges in the field of antique diving helmet collecting is good historical reference information written for the collector and historian. In 2015 Peter Jackson authored a wonderful book detailing the Miller Dunn Company and the three shallow water diving helmets they produced. Over the past couple years we have found this book to be invaluable in the research and authentication of the Dunn Divinhood, Divinhood Style 2 and Dinvinhood Style 3. There is also great information on other shallow water helmets such as the Snead and Morse versions as well. If you have Miller Dunn helmet in your collection, this book should certainly be pared with it. If you are thinking about buying a Miller Dunn helmet, then this book will provide you with the tools to make an educated purchase. Nation’s Attic has handled a lot of Miller Dunn helmets over the years, but this book has opened our eyes to details we never knew about! This book is packed with 274 full color pages. Originally only available from Mr. Jackson directly in the United Kingdom, now in 2017 this book is now out of print! We purchased the last remaining small quantity of books from him to offer to our clients. Like the few other excellent diving helmet reference books, this one is going to be quite scarce and valuable in the near future. $45 which includes shipping within the United States.  Please Email For Shipping Rate Outside the US

                 

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

A.J. Morse & Son Circa 1903 Rare

Neck Feed Diving Helmet!

Here is probably the oldest diving helmet we have handled in

2017 - a wonderful and rare A.J. Morse & Son breast-plate feed

model circa 1903! Originally this model cost $100 from the

Morse factory, the same price as a more commonly found model

with the air fitting on the back of the bonnet. For various

reasons Morse helmets like this with the air going directly into

the back of the breastplate neck ring were not as popular. Today

in the 21st Century they are rarely encountered with many

people not even aware of their existence!

The helmet is a beautiful example with ALL SERIAL #’s MATCHING! Helmets of this vintage are difficult to find, with all four #s matching brails and both neck ring #s matching, it is special. The neck feed helmets like this have a unique inner channel on the inside of the neck ring. This is where the air traveled in the back and then came out the inside front of the neck. While it seems like that would a little annoying while working, apparently some divers preferred it (just not many). The helmet is in very nice overall condition. There are some nominal working dents on the bonnet but nothing severe. There is a very old copper patch at the very top, approximately ¼” in diameter. The air fitting on the back of the breastplate is present. A smaller diameter brass pipe has been soldered into the fitting to allow for a smaller diameter air hook-up. This modification is vintage but also reversible if so desired. Also on the back of the breastplate near the bottom edge is a small hole in the copper. It is barley noticeable but we did want to mention it. On the left side window there is a hole in the original glass. Also, on the front neck ring, one of the clamps is missing the thumb screw. All of the minor issues can be resolved with minimal repair costs. A.J. Morse & Son helmets like this were typically ordered and then made on demand. While the history is lost of the adventures and jobs this helmet was part of - it is still an impressive item and a investment grade helmet. This rare helmet will come with a COA from Nation's Attic. We have produced a video detailing this amazing helmet above. 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

                 

Vintage KIM South Korea Deep Water

Diving Helmet! 

Just found is probably one of the nicest examples of a South Korean KIM diving helmet we have ever seen! The copper body has a nice coat of battleship gray paint, which looks to be professionally applied. The brass hardware on the helmet is all present and in great condition. It’s a safe best to assume this helmet hardly used - it’s that nice. All 12 wing nuts, 4 brails, glass and vents are present on this - plus the KIM Id tag on the front. Few very superficial dents, barley noticable under very close inspection. We have this helmet priced very reasonably! 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

                 

1940’s or Earlier Mark V Diving

Knife - A. Schrader’s Son!

On occasion we will turn-up a nice Mark V diving knife. In many cases these knives will have no manufactuers name on them. This is the first A. Schrader’s Son Mark V knive we have had in many years! The knife is probably from World War 2, but possibly pre-dates that. Overall it is in fine condition. The brass sheath looks great, wood handle is excellent, blade is fair. Both sides of the blade have some spots of discoloration - the end is from a shadow while photographing. Overall - great knife and made by a big maker of the Mark V helmets, but not as many knives for some reason. Would look perfect next to a Schrader Mark V! 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

                 

Mark V Canvas Diving Suit July 1943!

If you have ever thought about putting together a complete Mark V diving dress or “Jake” - here is the part that’s difficult to find in reasonable condition - the suit. This canvas suit made by United States Rubber Co in July of 1943 is a nice example for display purposes. This suit has been used long ago and has some staining, so a cleaning would be a good idea. The suit is a style 210 size 2. The rubber cuffs are present. There are some vintage patches attached during 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!