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EARLY SCHRADER COMMERCIAL DIVING
HELMET Ca 1930!



   



TOTAL WEIGHT 39 1/2 lbs  BONNET
17 lbs  BREAST PLATE 22 1/2 lbs

 
STAND NOT INCLUDED

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Presented
is an early A. Schrader & Son, Inc of Brooklyn, NY commercial helmet. It was
Schrader’s
practice not to number their bonnets. The serial number on the maker’s tag was lightly struck, but the
first
two and the last digits can be made out in proper light, and the third digit can be seen with a loupe.
We believe
the serial number is 1038. The patina on this helmet is in shades of black on the bonnet
and breast plate with some
reddish undertones. It is in excellent condition and is complete with its original telephone and butterfly style
wing nuts. All moving parts function. The front door screws out, but needs to be freed-up. The 
communication fitting on the back is marked Craftsweld. The helmet comes from the family of a professional diver where it was for the last 50 or
more years.

 
CONDITION: In excellent shape for a helmet that
has served in commercial service and is over 75 years old. The air passages are all intact. The chin button is in
place and functions properly. The bonnet shows only a small dents and many small dimples as would
be expected. The left knob on the front door is a recent replacement.  A number of items have been removed from
front of the bonnet such as lashing eyes, and hooks. These appear to have been professionally done by a factory and are
not field modifications. The nuts used appear to be the original.
 
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 ship.
 

 

              Schrader tag, number
1038?
                            
All vents intact

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BRIEF HISTORY
OF A. SCHRADER’S & SON:
August Schrader arrived in
New York in August of 1840 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. DESCO and Miller-Dunn came into the picture
as the War progressed.

 

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.

 

Based
on excerpts from the book, “100 Years of Air Control, 1844-1944″, by A. Schrader’s & Son”

 

OUR GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION:
If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in
its original condition and packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us
for the return is required. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we
are at fault.
 
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination is an additional charge. We price
our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling. Within
the continental United States, a helmet will generally ship for $100.00 depending on destination and amount of insurance.

International buyers welcome, but 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, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
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 credit cards or PayPal
accepted.
          

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