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WW II Three Station Deep Sea Dive Radio
 
 

 DEEP SEA HARD HAT 3 DIVER COMMUNICATIONS RADIO SYSTEM
U.S.  NAVY BUREAU OF SHIPS WW II

 

Three diver radio communication box image
Maker's tag

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIMENSIONS: 17" W x 12 1/2"D x 13 1/4" H       Speaker adds 7 1/2"                           Bare weight 70 pounds 
 
Navy Contract  Price N/A                    
Our Price $995.00 plus $135.00 shipping to 48 contiguous States
 

 

Presented  is hard hat , deep sea diving relic from World War Two. It comes from the collection of  a second generation deep water diver who had a collectors' compulsion of gathering everything he could related to diving. It was made by the Guided Radio Corp. of New York City, NY.  We know nothing about the Type 957 System except that it is powered by tubes and has toggle switches that allow the tender to talk to each diver individually or as a group and allows one diver to talk to another.  All the switching is done from the comm box. This the same system that was used in the movie, Men of Honor, staring Robert De Nero and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

It is being sold for display only and should be considered as not in working order.

 

Showing right side of comm box image

 
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This example has no paperwork, or an operator's manual. The serial number is 20XX and the date of manufacture is November 11. 1944. It is housed in  a steel cabinet.

 
 
Instructions for use iamge
 
 

PROVENANCE: From the estate of a hardscrabble character and 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.

CONDITION:  This is a tube set and has not been opened or tested. There are obvious signs of wear, use , scratches and light rusting. The tubes may or may not be good. We are selling it in this condition for display as a nice addition to a collection of hard hat diving gear and as a memento of WW II.

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       The three receptacles carried the Comm wires to the divers  
 
 
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The Morse tag may have been added by the last owner and not have any significance              

 

SHIPPING & PACKING: The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are  included in this offer if an error is due to our fault.

International buyers welcome, but should know their counties' import laws and must inquire first.  We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Hebrides - Vanuatu, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI, Vanuatu - New Hebrides, and the Eastern Caribbean.

This is a very special sextant from a pedigreed maker. It is a great find for that special person who can appreciate a great opportunity.

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