This Fine Bonnet Has Been Sold. Thank
Ca 1913 SCHRADER COMMERCIAL DIVING BONNET
DIMENSIONS OF BONNET: 11” H
x 12 3/4” W x 13" D WEIGHT 17.5 lbs
an authentic 3 light Schrader commercial bonnet which is was made around 1910 - 1913 thereby being one of the rarest Schrader
Clues in dating this bonnet are:
collars around side lights
flange cast as part of ring for lock
knob on exhaust manifold
- Schrader did not number helmets of this period or style
- Light weight
CONDITION: At ninety plus years old, it is in outstanding condition with very few dents. Note
the heavy soldering around the spitcock which is a later modification. It's deep dark patina has a brownish cast
which is quite unusual. The bonnet is complete in all respects with all moving parts operating and guaranteed authentic. There
are no numbers as was Schrader's practice. There is only one air passage inside, and no evidence that any others were ever
present. The helmet weighs only 17 1/2 pounds.
bonnet is being offered for display only, and should not be used for any other purpose unless certified by a competent
OF A. SCHRADER'S & SON: August Schrader arrived in
New York in August of 1940 from Hamburg, Germany where he was a mechanic. By 1844, he had opened a shop at 115 John St in
Manhattan making parts for taking daguerreotype photographs. Shortly thereafter, Christian Baecher joined the company. Baecher
was a metal worker in brass.
In 1846, Schrader took
an interest in an underwater race in lower Manhattan off "The Battery". After inspecting the divers equipment he decided that
he could make improvements and better helmets. By 1849, Schrader had made two helmets which he sold to the Union India Rubber
Co. of New York for $12.00 each. More orders were to follow. He produced an improved air pump in 1856, and now was well underway
in the diving equipment business.
During the onslaught
of World War Two only Morse and Schrader were making dive helmets for the Navy.
In 1952, the company
was sold to Craftsweld Manufacturing Corp. In 1999 Craftsweld sold the assets of Schrader to Atlantic Diving Equipment,Co.,
but kept the use of the Schrader name.
on excerpts from the book, "100 Years of Air Control, 1844-1944", by A. Schrader's & Son"
GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION: You must be fully satisfied with your purchase on
arrival and that our description is entirely accurate or your money back. The only conditions are that an email authorization
be obtained within five days, and that the item is returned in its original condition and packaging, and insured
for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless we are at
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME,
but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Czechoslovakia,
Chile, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain,
Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer,
cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas
buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
Copyright 2007 by Land And Sea Collection™, All Rights
Picture of helmet and design drawings are under the Copyright
of Atlantic Diving Co., All Rights Reserved
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