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Updated 1-15-2018 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 
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Russian 3 Bolt Display / Replica Helmet

This is a very nice replica or display of a 3 bolt 3 light Russian diving helmet. This basic design represents the classic Russian helmet, even down to the ID plate on the breastplate. The helmet is light weight and would make a great economical display piece. Overall it is in excellent condition with glass present in all three windows. This helmet lends itself well to just about any unique idea where an authentic helmet may not be appropriate. Priced @ $525 including shipping within contiguous US. 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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12 Bolt Commercial Dive Suit - Unused!

Have you ever wanted to bolt your antique diving helmet to a suit for use or display? This is a great opportunity because new old stock canvas dive suits do not come on the market often anymore! The suit was made either in Japan or China and has a 12 bolt pattern where the helmet attaches. More than likely this a TF-12 or similar 12 bolt Asian helmet would be a perfect match. The canvas does not have any information on it, but the rubber collar does have either Japanese or Chinese text imprinted in the rubber. We can not make out a size indication. If you are considering using this suit, we can take measurements for you. If you are wanting a suit for display - they don’t get much better than this! Item B-21 - Priced @ $625 including shipping within contiguous US. Now Priced At $535! 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

                 

Add To Your Diving History & Reference Library

We only have 1 copy of these excellent and difficult to find books below. Many of these are now rare

titles that are out of print. Prices include shipping within contiguous US. We can combine shipping to

save you a lot! These make great holiday gifts!

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A Pictorial History of Diving Hardcover book measures 12.25” by 9.25” with 149 pages printed in 1988. A very difficult book to find, full of great photos of all kinds of diving equipment. The original dust jacket has a small piece missing from the bottom. Great coffee table book & reference. $165
Deep Diving & Submarine Operations by Robert Davis This 2 volume boxed set was published to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Siebe Gorman company. Over 700 pages and printed in a limited #ed run, this one is #1256  out of 1500 made. This is a very important reference book for the collector and diving historian.  $135
Hard Hat Divers Wear Dresses by Bob Kirby Fantastic hardcover book! Measures 11.5” by 8.75” with 262 pages printed in 2002. This one is signed by Bob Kirby as well. Filled with great stories and information on Kirby helmets as well. $85
American Dive Catalog Collection by Ray Mathieson Hardcover book, measures 11.5” by 8.75” with 424 pages. If you collect antique diving helmets made in the US and Canada - then this book is a MUST HAVE! It is filled with reprints of the original catalogs by companies such as Morse, Schrader, DESCO and more. We have used our copy for years for reference! $70
Diving With & Without Armor - Submarine Exploits - 1859 If you have an interest in the history of diving and helmets, this account of diving in the mid 1800’s is a must have in your collection. This book is the most accurate reprint of the original ever made. The binding with cotton thread was even used like the original. The author, J.B. Green was one of the first divers and went down to 150’ in the Atlantic in the 1800’s. He was later crippled at the young age of 29. Later he wrote and published this book, selling them for 25 cents on a street corner in New York. Really a fascinating read and a handsome historical addition to any library. Books are $29.50 each shipping included within the United States.
Sea Dwellers - Humor, Drama & Tragedy of the US Navy SEALAB Program The title says it all with this wonderful book. Written by US Navy diver Bob Barth and a forward by Scott Carpenter (the only aquanaut and astronaut). This book is a great read and not found often! $27.99
The Master Diver and Underwater Sportsman - by Capt. T.A. Hampton A 1955 classic in hardcover with original dust jacket. This early book covers hardhat diving as well as early SCUBA. Capt. Hampton was a diver in the UK who was one of the first to develop SCUBA in the UK. Not an easy book to find! $49.99
Shallow Water Diving & Spearfishing Printed in 1954, this 251 page book was authored by Henry Kendall and Hilbert Schenck Jr. Not to many titles like this covering shallow water diving and spearfishing. Original dust jacket intact! $49.99

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 made of 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.   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!
Steelhead Diving Helmet Display Stand

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 made of 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 silver vein black 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.   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
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20000 Jobs Under The Sea by Torrance Parker In our opinion the very best book that about the history of diving and the details about the diving helmets and related equipment. Incredible photos, stories and information about the extreme earliest diving to some of the most dangerous dives ever made. If you are new to antique diving helmet collecting this is the book to have! These are now out of print and quite difficult to find. $245 shipping included within the United States.

Very Rare Alfred Hale Neck Feed Helmet 1800’s!

One of the most prized types of helmets among 19th Century US diving helmet collectors is an Alfred Hale neck feed! This helmet is truly a special piece of of diving history that does not come up often or at all! This helmet was found in a very small town on the Illinois / Wisconsin border. There, the helmet has been used as a display or decor in a butchers shop for decades. The shop somehow got the helmet after it had been used by the city of Chicago, IL. We will have a COA with this provenance included. The helmet itself is in original untouched condition. While it does have some issues in terms of condition, all of those can be restored if so desired. The bonnet & breastplate are no doubt original to each other. Front neck ring clamps are present as well as air fitting at the back of the breast plate. Glass is intact at all three windows. The helmet does have two small holes at the top of the bonnet and one on the front bottom edge of the breastplate. Two of the wing nuts and two small window guard bars are missing. The original Alfred Hale & Co; Boston stamp is clear on the breastplate. There is a crease on the back of the breastplate that could be restored. The bonnet has a few working dents, but nothing severe. This helmet could be kept just as it is, lightly restored or given a full restoration so its full brilliance could be appreciated. As a piece of US history, Boston, MA history and diving history this helmet is certainly worthy of any collection of museum! Please feel free to contact us regarding additional photos and details. 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

                 

1970 Soviet 3 Bolt Factory #28 Diving Helmet! 

Here is a classic Soviet or Russian diving helmet from the height of the Cold War! This model was the work horse of the Soviet Navy. The helmet was made at factory #28 located in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). This factory was where all helmets were made in Russian from 1963 till 2000. This helmet is a 3 bolt model referred to as a UVS50m. It has a classic and simple design that features 3 bolts at the neck ring. The bolts seal the bonnet and breastplate together with a large gasket in between. The helmet is in very good condition with signs of light use - minor working dents. The glass is all intact as well as hardware. The top handle has a very slight bend to the right. Overall, it is a great example of the classic diving equipment used by the divers behind the Iron Curtain!  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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Updated 1-15-2018 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 
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Russian 3 Bolt Display / Replica Helmet

This is a very nice replica or display of a 3 bolt 3 light Russian diving helmet. This basic design represents the classic Russian helmet, even down to the ID plate on the breastplate. The helmet is light weight and would make a great economical display piece. Overall it is in excellent condition with glass present in all three windows. This helmet lends itself well to just about any unique idea where an authentic helmet may not be appropriate. 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 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 made of 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.   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!
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 made of 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 vintage style hemp rope 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.

12 Bolt Commercial Dive Suit - Unused!

Have you ever wanted to bolt your antique diving helmet to a suit for use or display? This is a great opportunity because new old stock canvas dive suits do not come on the market often anymore! The suit was made either in Japan or China and has a 12 bolt pattern where the helmet attaches. More than likely this a TF-12 or similar 12 bolt Asian helmet would be a perfect match. The canvas does not have any information on it, but the rubber collar does have either Japanese or Chinese text imprinted in the rubber. We can not make out a size indication. If you are considering using this suit, we can take measurements for you. If you are wanting a suit for display - they don’t get much better than this! Item B-21 - Priced @ $625 including shipping within contiguous US. 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

                 

3 Bolt Commercial Dive Suit - Unused!

Have you ever wanted to bolt your antique diving helmet to a suit for use or display? This is a great opportunity because new old stock canvas dive suits do not come on the market often anymore! The suit was probably made in China and has a 3 bolt pattern where the helmet attaches. This would accept a TF-3 helmet or even a Soviet 3 bolt helmet!  The canvas does not have any information on it, but the rubber collar does have Chinese text imprinted in the rubber. We can not make out a size indication. If you are considering using this suit, we can take measurements for you. If you are wanting a suit for display - they don’t get much better than this! Item B-29  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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Japan Diving Corp. Fisheries Diving Helmet!

This is probably the best example of a Japanese fisheries helmet we have ever seen! It appears to be a new old stock or never used 3 light 12 bolt model. This type of helmet was favored among divers who needed a larger window on the front. This classic style is recognized worldwide and still in use today in parts of the world! The brails do have Japanese text on them. The brails read; “Nihon Sensui Kabushki-gaisha” or Japan Diving Corporation.  In terms of a display piece - they do not get much nicer than this one. While we are selling it as a vintage display piece, it appears to be dive ready once checked by a certified dive shop. Really a beautiful helmet and we have it priced very reasonably for the holiday season! 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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Bob Ratcliffe “Rat Hat” Complete Original

Bob Ratcliffe in the 1960’s would invent and manufacturer the world famous Rat Hat. As president of Ocean Development Corporation he would make these special helmet for divers around the world. Today these helmets are now being recognized for their special place in commercial diving history. The helmets are also gaining in collector appeal with values closing in and in some cases eclipsing the copper and brass helmets of earlier years.  This dark orange example is a fine used original. It is complete with neck ring present. As with any 1960’s era helmet, the foam and padding on the inside certainly need replaced if ever used again. The orange paint has all the usual scratches and chips associated with a helmet used for years. Regardless if you decide to keep it as is or restore it - this helmet will only increase in value in the coming 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

                 

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Chinese Model TF-12 Diving Helmet!

This is what appears to be a new old stock or never used 3 light 12 bolt helmet made in China. This model called the TF-12, referes to the 12 bolts on the breastplate as opposed to a TF-3 with 3 bolts at the neck ring. This helmets are essentially copies of Japanese helmets which where in turn copied from the classic English Siebe Gorman helmet of similar configuration. While we are not 100% sure, it appears this helmet was made in 2000, which would make it’s like new status almost certain. Over the years these helmets have increased in value quite a bit. From a few hundred dollars initially to thousands today, they are an attractive option. In addition, acquiring such a nice example as this is getting more difficult with current political tensions as well. 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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