Large Vintage Hard Hat Diver Full Rig Statue

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Hard hat diver statue full rig image

This statue is of a vintage deep sea, hard hat diver complete with helmet, suit, weight belt, dive knife, and boots.

26″ H x 9″ W x 5″ Base: 11″ diameter   Weight: 9 lbs.
MAKER: Unknown

If you are a historic diving aficionado, this impressionistic statute will make an interesting addition to your diving collection and other marine paraphernalia. Standing 26 inches tall and 9 inches wide, it looks great in an office den or library. It is made of some type of resin, and is hand painted and glazed to give a realistic appearance. There are no maker’s mark, serial number or label and there are a few minor paint chips and a knob on the facemask and back of the helmet is missing.

We were visiting a crusty old former boatswain mate’s shop and he said he found it up in his attic where it had been for at least 15 years and decided to sell it. He did not recall where he got, but said it was a long time ago, and was the only one he had.

We expect the statue is one of a series, but we’ve never seen anything that compares to it. If anyone has seen these, please let us know.

From one of the most knowledgeable people in vintage diving with over 40 years experience who says; I’ve got three of them like this in different sizes, 15″, 20″ and 26″, but the 26″ is made of solid wood. The 20″ one has a weight belt and air control valve that his hand is on, but the same in every way as yours. The wood one is exactly like yours, as is the smaller one. I’m thinking that these came on the mkt about 10 years ago, more or less. You’ll see them on ebay every now and then, the one like yours in the larger size.

Hard hat diver statue showing back and front image
Back view of the hard hat diver statue
Close-up of the bonnet of the hard hat diver statue image

Close-up of diver's knife and weight belt image

Dive boots on vintage diver statue image

Close-up of the bonnet over knife and weight belt


A three quarter view of the right side of the hard hat diver statue image
View from the right of the vintage hard hat diver statue
View from the left of the vintage hard hat diver statue
View from the left of the vintage hard hat diver statue
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