The Commercial Diver Network
Nation’s Attic Inc. is proud to announce the discovery of the earliest unaltered original United States Navy Mark V diving helmet known to exist! The helmet was sent to the Navy in August of 1916 for evaluation. After testing this specific helmet was then lost to history. The Mark V model would go on to be used by the US Navy and allied countries from 1916 until the mid-1980s. The helmets iconic design also made it famous in movies & advertising. In Feb. 2020, this historic piece of diving and US Navy history from August 24th, 1916 was discovered in rural Wisconsin. The helmet is being sold on July 18th, 2020 by Nation’s Attic Inc at auction. The helmet has the potential to break the world record sales price for an antique diving helmet, which is currently $62,390.
The July 18th auction also consists of 21 other antique & vintage diving helmets, related equipment, maritime memorabilia, and rare vintage scuba equipment. The helmets along with rare related equipment and memorabilia are being auctioned through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Preview & pre-bidding has begun with the live auction starting at 10 am Central Time (CST) July 18th.
Nation’s Attic Inc. has been in business for 14 years and is the largest dealer of authentic diving helmets in the world. Located in Wichita, Kansas, their unlikely location for such items has not hindered them from sending these pieces of diving history to all parts of the world. Discovering antique diving helmets in the most unlikely places and then finding new homes for them is Nation’s Attic passion & specialty!
For more information about Nation’s Attic Inc, please visit www.OldHelmet.com
Link To 1916 USN Diving Helmet: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/85312103_1916-us-navy-morse-mark-v-diving-helmet-earliest-known