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Lightly Used 3 light 12 Bolt Chinese Dive Helmet

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Lightly Used 3 Light 12 Bolt Chinese Dive Helmet

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LIGHTLY USED 3 LIGHT, 12 BOLT, CHINESE DIVE HELMET

FRont view of Chinese 12 bolt dive helmet image
 
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This classic 12 bolt Chinese dive helmet is the most often seen where ever an inexpensive real helmet is preferred. It is perfect for that nautical touch in your decor at a price comparable to a Reproduction.

 DIMENSIONS:                  18"H x 13 1/2" W x 13 1/2" D                   Weight 40 pounds
 SERIAL NUMBERS:        None

PRICE $1550.00 plus shipping to 48 States $135.00 

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Presented is a lightly used three light 12 bolt Chinese dive helmet. The helmet shows some spots of green verdigris which indicates its exposure to salt water. Most all the fixtures have a heavy coating of solder around them for water proofing.  It also has the remnants of a cosmoline coating as if it were put in storage. It has not been dived or tested. There are no numbers on the bonnet or breast plate. The construction throughout is simple. There is a communication fitting going through the shell, but no wiring or speaker is fitted.

CONDITION:  Inside, full vents are fitted. There is no apparent misalignment or damage to the internal interrupted threads of either the top or botton, but the bonnet does not line up fully on the breast plate so the locking pin does not serve its purpose. This does not affect the functionality of the helmet for display. The front port rests on a rubber gasket and the added friction keeps us from opening it. The helmet has minor scratches, and light discoloration and minor staining staining.  There is no speaker fitted.

Like all diving gear, this is being sold for DISPLAY ONLY. It should not be dived without having passed inspection by a certified dive shop. 

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Chinese 12 bolt helmet maker's tag image
       Right and left sides of near new Chinese 12 bolt diving helmet over breast plate with maker's tag
 

PROVENANCE: From the estate of a second generation hard hat diver, and the son of a member of the salvage team of the 17 month project to refloat the French ocean liner Normandie on the Hudson River that completed in 1947. Not only did the deceased have an incredible hard helmet and diving equipment collection, he also, in his lifetime, managed to assemble an amazing collection of anything related to diving.

MAKER'S BRIEF HISTORY:  We have no information concerning the maker.

Back of 12 bolt Chinese helmet image
Back of helmet showing the comm fitting next to air supply check valve. The exhaust valve to the right
 
 
    
3/4 Left side of 12 bolt Chinese dive helemt image
3/4 view of right side of 12 bolt Chinese dive helemt image
Three quarter left and right sides of Chinese 12 Bolt helmet
Inside of 12 bolt Chinese helmet image
Underside of breast plate image
Inside of  bonnet showing vents over picture of the underside of the breast plate
 
OUR UNCONDITIONAL 'NO NONSENSE“ GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are refundable if due to our error within the continental United States.
 
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Hebrides (Vanuatu), New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and the Eastern Caribbean.
 
SHIPPING & PACKING: In the United States a helmet such as this will ship for $135.00 to the 48 contiguous Sates.
 
 
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