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Diving Helmets For Sale

Updated 4-26-2018 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 
Also Included!
A very rare John Date T wrench and the difficult to find book Historic Divers of British Columbia are included with this helmet!

Antique Diving Helmet Display Stand - Bullhead!

Do you need a way to safely display your antique deep sea diving

helmet?  

$210 Includes FedEx Shipping Within Contiguous US The Bullhead antique diving helmet display stand is hand made from solid steel and re-bar and then powder coated. This antique diving helmet display stand will not only properly and safely display your prized antique diving helmet but give you a consistent appearance among your collection. The Bullhead stand is extremely durable and made to be as tough as the antique diving helmets they display. Nation’s Attic is the only manufacturer and source of these unique stands. These stands will never break and the rock hard powder coated paint will last a lifetime. The paint is called copper vein and gives the stand a very clean yet classic look. We use a vintage style hemp rope on the shoulders to protect not only the stand but also the surface of the helmet.  Plus, the roap adds a nautical touch to the helmet stand.  Don’t take the risk of a helmet sliding off and damaging the helmet or even worse, injuring someone. The Bullhead display stand will not only support your antique diving helmet, but prevent it from rocking back or forth and prevent it from sliding off. This is the only stand Nation’s Attic uses when displaying and photographing helmets. We have sent these stands around the world. They are being used in some of the greatest collections in the world as well as museums. Display your helmet in style and safety!

Antique Diving Helmet Display Stand - Steelhead!

Our Original Heavy Duty & Inconspicuous Stand!   

$170 Includes FedEx Shipping Within Contiguous US The Steelhead antique diving helmet display stand is hand made from solid steel and then powder coated. This antique diving helmet display stand will not only properly and safely display your prized antique diving helmet but give you a consistent appearance among your collection. The Steelhead stand is extremely durable and made to be as tough as the antique diving helmets they display. Nation’s Attic is the only manufacturer and source of these unique stands. These stands will never break and the rock hard powder coated paint will last a lifetime. The paint is called hammertone black and gives the stand a very clean yet classic look. We use a black foam material on the shoulders to protect not only the stand but also the surface of the helmet.   Don’t take the risk of a helmet sliding off and damaging the helmet or even worse, injuring someone. The Steelhead display stand will not only support your antique diving helmet, but prevent it from rocking back or forth and help prevent it from sliding off the front or back. The Steelhead is designed to do its job without really being seen. Only $170 which includes FedEx Shipping Within the Contiguous United States
Our 1st Vintage Diving Helmet & Equipment Auction Was A Great Success! If you have been considering selling your small or large collection let us know. No one will work harder with more personalized service than Nations Attic.

Early US Navy Mark V November 1918 - A. Schrader’s Son

Without a doubt the US Navy Mark V helmet is the most collectible diving helmet ever made. It made its debut in 1915. These early WW1 examples have always been special and difficult to find - making them quite desirable to collectors. We have the honor to offer this A. Schrader’s Son Mark V made in November 5th, 1918 for sale. This one was made right at a very end of the war. There is no doubt that after the “War To End All Wars” lots of salvage and underwater work was required and Mark V’s like this one were in high demand. A vast majority of these helmets were undoubtedly used extensively during reconstruction efforts and for years afterwards. It’s amazing that any of these Mark V’s actually survived after 100 years! This Schrader Mark V will turn 100 on November 5th of this year and on November 11th will mark 100 years after the end of the war. This specific helmet gives a collector a unique opportunity to purchase a early Mark V at relatively economical price. This helmet is a excellent example for possible restoration or to simply keep it as is. The helmet does have some condition issues. The front guard is missing and four screws are broken off in the holes, two wing nuts are missing, around half of the wing nuts are not Mark V types, the dumbbell latch is broken off, the glass on the right window is broken, the top window guard has 3 extra screw holes, the front port retaining bolt is broken and wing nut is missing, exhaust button on inside of the bonnet is missing, the top and a side window are pushed in slightly, there are some working dents on the top of the bonnet and lastly, the bonnet and breastplate are currently stuck together. Can these issues be resolved - yes. We recommend using DESCO for the work to be done properly. This helmet is serial #’s matching at both neck rings and also all four brails! World War 1 Schrader helmets would have the helmet number on the ID plate - in this case H517 and then a serial number at the neck ring & brails - this helmet is 374 in all six spots. The inside of the bonnet does retain all the air vents, the air and communications fittings are both present and in good condition. The helmet does have a nice overall patina and displays well just as it is. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the earliest Mark V’s at a price that is less than a brand new one. Just image the adventures and stores this helmet was part of the last 100 years! 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 Rare 1800’s John Date Diving Helmet!  Every few years we have the honour of handling a true piece of Canadian diving history. We are proud to offer for sale a 19th Century helmet made by John Date in Montreal Canada. John Date was the only diving helmet manufacturer in Canada. Starting in the 1850's John Date would go on to make some of the finest helmets ever made in North America. Today just about any example is prized, but one in this condition of this vintage is truly a treasure! While not a lot is known about John Date helmets, they can be dated with a degree of accuracy and also put into styles according to when they were made. Of course the initial helmets from probably the 1870's are style ones. This helmet fits the criteria for a style 2 or possibly style 3. Regardless, the helmet is a classic example from the late 19th Century. A detail that is important to helmets from this time is the bonnet. It was hand formed with the braising castellations being quite visible. The "castling" is quite impressive on this helmet and a key feature! Also key is the overall completeness and condition. All the unique wing nuts, brails, 4 copper washers, guards, hardware, glass, etc are present. In addition, a very rare John Date non- return valve is attached! The bonnet and breastplate attach together quite easily. The neck rings are non- recessed. John Date helmets at this time period did not put their name on the breastplate. In addition to the completeness, the helmet is in amazing condition. Only the most minimal of wear is evident. It is a safe assumption that the helmet was used in fresh water based on the condition of the copper body. Inside all of the vents are present and the tinning, as to be expected. This is a rare opportunity to own such a early and immaculate John Date.  It's also a possibility in the future that these could become "cultural assets" of the Canadian government. This would mean that taking them out of that country would be impossible! 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

Classic 1944 US Navy Mark V - Morse Diving - #’s Matching!

As we have stated many times before - the timeless & classic US Navy Mark V helmet is by far the helmet we get the most requests for every year. Of those helmets - finding one in untouched condition that has the unmistakable used look and patina that took decades to developed is a unique discovery. One of those special discoveries is this July 1944 US Navy Mark V. During World War 2 there were four makers of the Mark V. In order of the number made during the war - DESCO & Schrader had the largest contracts and #’s made. For unknown reasons the Morse Diving Equipment Company didn’t get nearly the orders from the government - resulting in their examples being the second most difficult to find. This beautifully aged helmet is complete and serial #’s matching. Morse helmets would have a number on the ID plate and also the helmets actual serial number at the two neck rings and four brails. In this case the serial # 5312 is located at both neck rings and all four brails! We also noticed on the front and back of the breastplate a small amount of red paint. This is likely paint applied during WWII by the Navy to indicate this helmet as the “Red Divers” helmet. We have had other helmets in the past with red and green paint on them. This was done in the Navy to keep divers equipment from being mixed up. Typically “red diver” was the primary diver in the water and “green diver” was the backup. The helmet features all 12 original wing nuts, #rd brails, Schrader non-return valve, US Navy marked reproducer (speaker) inside, BTE exhaust valve, all air vents, glass, brass guards and screws. The bonnet does have some typical working dents but nothing severe, the lead Morse tag is dented in, the communications fitting is pushed in slightly. The bonnet threads off the breastplate with ease. Yes, the vintage rope will come with the helmet. This WW2 Mark V has a look and feel that is not reproducible and getting more difficult to find! 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!
© 2018 Nations Attic
Call or Text Us At 1-316-371-1828   Email helmets@nationsattic.com

What’s For Sale! 

Updated 4-26-2018 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 
Very Rare 1800’s John Date Diving Helmet - Made in Canada!  Every few years we have the honor of handling a true piece of Canadian diving history. We are proud to offer for sale a 19th Century helmet made by John Date in Montreal Canada. John Date was the only diving helmet manufacturer in Canada. Starting in the 1850's John Date would go on to make some of the finest helmets ever made in North America. Today just about any example is prized, but one in this condition of this vintage is truly a treasure! While not a lot is known about John Date helmets, they can be dated with a degree of accuracy and also put into styles according to when they were made. Of course the initial helmets from probably the 1870's are style ones. This helmet fits the criteria for a style 2 or possibly style 3. Regardless, the helmet is a classic example from the late 19th Century. A detail that is important to helmets from this time is the bonnet. It was hand formed with the braising castellations being quite visible. The "castling" is quite impressive on this helmet and a key feature! Also key is the overall completeness and condition. All the unique wing nuts, brails, 4 copper washers, guards, hardware, glass, etc are present. In addition, a very rare John Date non-return valve is attached! The bonnet and breastplate attach together quite easily. The neck rings are non-recessed. John Date helmets at this time period did not put their name on the breastplate. In addition to the completeness, the helmet is in amazing condition. Only the most minimal of wear is evident. It is a safe assumption that the helmet was used in fresh water based on the condition of the copper body. Inside all of the vents are present and the tinning, as to be expected. This is a rare opportunity to own such a early and immaculate John Date.  It's also a possibility in the future that these could become "cultural assets" of the Canadian government. This would mean that taking them out of that country would be impossible! 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

Antique Diving Helmet Display

Stand - Bullhead!

Do you need a way to safely display your

antique deep sea diving helmet? 

$210 Includes FedEx Shipping Within Contiguous US The Bullhead antique diving helmet display stand is hand made from solid steel and re-bar and then powder coated. This antique diving helmet display stand will not only properly and safely display your prized antique diving helmet but give you a consistent appearance among your collection. The Bullhead stand is extremely durable and made to be as tough as the antique diving helmets they display. Nation’s Attic is the only manufacturer and source of these unique stands. These stands will never break and the rock hard powder coated paint will last a lifetime. The paint is called copper vein and gives the stand a very clean yet classic look. We use a vintage style hemp rope on the shoulders to protect not only the stand but also the surface of the helmet.   Plus, the roap adds a nautical touch to the helmet stand. Don’t take the risk of a helmet sliding off and damaging the helmet or even worse, injuring someone. The Bullhead display stand will not only support your antique diving helmet, but prevent it from rocking back or forth and prevent it from sliding off. This is the only stand Nation’s Attic uses when displaying and photographing helmets. We have sent these stands around the world. They are being used in some of the greatest collections in the world as well as museums. Display your helmet in style and safety!
Nation's Attic, Inc., Antiques  Dealers, Wichita, KS
Steelhead Diving Helmet Display Stand

Antique Diving Helmet Display

Stand - Steelhead!

Our Original Heavy Duty Stand!   

$170 Includes FedEx Shipping Within Contiguous US The Steelhead antique diving helmet display stand is hand made from solid steel and then powder coated. This antique diving helmet display stand will not only properly and safely display your prized antique diving helmet but give you a consistent appearance among your collection. The Steelhead stand is extremely durable and made to be as tough as the antique diving helmets they display. Nation’s Attic is the only manufacturer and source of these unique stands. These stands will never break and the rock hard powder coated paint will last a lifetime. The paint is called hammertone black and gives the stand a very clean yet classic look. We use a black foam material on the shoulders to protect not only the stand but also the surface of the helmet.   Don’t take the risk of a helmet sliding off and damaging the helmet or even worse, injuring someone. The Steelhead display stand will not only support your antique diving helmet, but prevent it from rocking back or forth. The Steelhead is designed to do its job without really being seen.
Our 1st Vintage Diving Helmet & Equipment Auction Was A Great Success! If you have been considering selling your small or large collection let us know. No one will work harder with more personalized service than Nations Attic. SOLD!

Early US Navy Mark V Nov 1918 -

A. Schrader’s Son

Without a doubt the US Navy Mark V helmet is the most collectible diving helmet ever made. It made it’s debut during WW1. These early WW1 examples have always been special and difficult to find - making them quite desirable to collectors. We have the honor to offer this A. Schrader’s Son Mark V made on November 5th, 1918 for sale. This one was made right at a very end of the war. There is no doubt that after the “War To End All Wars” lots of underwater salvage work was required and Mark V’s like this one were in high demand. A vast majority of these helmets were undoubtedly used extensively during reconstruction efforts and for years afterwards. It’s amazing that any of these Mark V’s actually survived after 100 years! This Schrader Mark V will turn 100 on Nov. 5th of this year and on Nov. 11th will mark 100 years after the end of the war. This specific helmet gives a collector a unique opportunity to purchase a early Mark V at relatively economical price. This helmet is a excellent example for possibly restoration or to simply keep it as is. The helmet does have some condition issues. The front guard is missing and four screws are broken off in the holes, two wing nuts are missing, around half of the wing nuts are not Mark V types, the dumbbell latch is broken off, the glass on the right window is broken, the top window guard has 3 extra screw holes, the front port retaining bolt is broken and wing nut is missing, exhaust button on inside of the bonnet is missing, the top and a side window are pushed in slightly, there are some working dents on the top of the bonnet and lastly, the bonnet and breastplate are currently stuck together. Can these issues be resolved - yes. We recommend using DESCO for the work to be done properly. This helmet is serial #’s matching at both neck rings and all four brails! WW1 Schrader helmets would have the helmet number on the ID plate - in this case H517 and a serial number at the neck ring & brails - this helmet is 374 in all 6 spots. The bonnet does retain the air vents & the air and communications fittings . This is a rare opportunity to own one of the earliest Mark V’s at a price that is less than a brand new one. Just image the adventures and stores this helmet was part of the last 100 years! 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

Classic 1944 US Navy Mark V -

Morse Diving - #’s Matching!

As we have stated many times before - the timeless & classic US Navy Mark V helmet is by far the helmet we get the most requests for every year. Of those helmets - finding one in untouched condition that has the unmistakable used look and patina that took decades to developed is a unique discovery. One of those special discoveries is this July 1944 US Navy Mark V. During World War 2 there were four makers of the Mark V. In order of the number made during the war - DESCO & Schrader had the largest contracts and #’s made. For unknown reasons the Morse Diving Equipment Company didn’t get nearly the orders from the government - resulting in their examples being the second most difficult to find. This beautifully aged helmet is complete and serial #’s matching. Morse helmets would have a number on the ID plate and also the helmets actual serial number at the two neck rings and four brails. In this case the serial # 5312 is located at both neck rings and all four brails! We also noticed on the front and back of the breastplate a small amount of red paint. This is likely paint applied during WWII by the Navy to indicate this helmet as the “Red Divers” helmet. We have had other helmets in the past with red and green paint on them. This was done in the Navy to keep divers equipment from being mixed up. Typically “red diver” was the primary diver in the water and “green diver” was the backup. The helmet features all 12 original wing nuts, #rd brails, Schrader non-return valve, US Navy marked reproducer (speaker) inside, BTE exhaust valve, all air vents, glass, brass guards and screws. The bonnet does have some typical working dents but nothing severe, the lead Morse tag is dented in, the communications fitting is pushed in slightly. The bonnet threads off the breastplate with ease. Yes, the vintage rope will come with the helmet. This WW2 Mark V has a look and feel that is not reproducible and getting more difficult to find! 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!