Craftsweld
Commercial Diving Helmet
New-Old Stock

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NEW OLD STOCK CRAFTSWELD COMMERCIAL
DIVING HELMET Ca 1982

New Craftsweld diving helmet imageDIMENSIONS OF HELMET: 18 1/2” H x 15 1/2” W x  15″ D  WEIGHT 41 lbs

Presented is a rare and desirable diving helmet that is in New-Never Dived condition. It is a 3 light commercial helmet
made by the Craftsweld Equipment Corporation and carries serial number 1734 on the rectangular maker’s plate. From
the current owner of the Schrader name and records, this dates the helmet to 1982. The helmet has 99% of its tinning remaining
with some of the surface rubbed off from storage and handling.  There is a large round speaker cup on the left side imprinted
Craftsweld on the outside surface. There is no spit cock fitted. As should be expected, there are some minor surface abrasions,
but there are no dents. We hesitated to polish this helmet, but imagine it could be come a very attractive display.
Right side of Craftsweld dive hellmet image
Leftside of the Craftsweld dive helmet image Left side of the Craftsweld dive helmet

 

Like all used diving gear, this is being sold for DISPLAY
ONLY. It should not be dived without having passed inspection by a certified dive shop.
Back of the Craftsweld dive helmet image Back of the Craftsweld dive helmet

CONDITION:

The front door unscrews and the exhaust valve wheel turns. The air passages are all intact. The chin button is in place and functions. The
brails are original to the breast plate. There is a speaker in the comm cup. No tests have been made to this helmet
so it needs to be certified by a dive shop before using
Maker's tag pf the Craftsweld dive helmet image
Maker’s tag and serial number of the Craftsweld Commercial
dive helmet

MARKINGS:
The Craftsweld name tag reads A product of Craftsweld Equipment Company, Long Island City, NY 11101, Made in the
U.S.A. Then the serial number, 1734. All on six lines. The name “Craftsweld is imprinted on the face of the
speaker cup. The name Craftsweld is imprinted on the through shell bonnet communication fitting.Inside of Craftsweld bonnet image
Inside of the breast plate showing the vents image
Inside bonnet showing the vents over Inside breast plate
seeing the bonnet.

CRAFTSWELD DIVING CO. HISTORY:

Craftsweld Equipment Corporation was established in 1927 by Charles Kandel. They produced equipment for
welding, cutting and diving. They were located at 2625 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City 1, New York, USA.

Craftsweld purchased Schrader in 1952 . It was their preference to use the Craftsweld name on the commercial
helmets they produced, but they also retained the Schrader name over the years. In 1958, upon the death of Charles Kandel,
his two sons, Richard and Robert, took over the business. They operated it until their retirement in 1999. The Diving helmet
part of the business was sold to Atlantic Diving Equipment Company which is still in business today.
 Left front view of the Craftsweld dive helmet imageLeft side of the Craftsweld dive helmet. Note no spit
cock.

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