is an authentic 12 bolt, 4 light DESCO Navy MK V diving helmet with matching numbers. It has never been dived
and has the even pewter coloring typical of DESCO’s electrosatically applied protective tin coating.
CONDITION and MARKINGS: This is in new “Mint“ condition. As is our standard policy,
it is being offered as a display item only, and should not be used for any other purpose unless certified by a competant diving
shop. All the air passages inside are intact, and all the moveable parts
The oval shaped brass name plate
has the serial number and a 2008 date of manufacturer stamped on it.
Contrary to some belief the MK V came from the different
manufacturers with three different shaped tags. They were the rectangular tag made in both brass and lead and the oval shaped
made in brass.
The chest plate weighs 24.5 pounds, the helmet 32 pounds, for a total of 56.5 pounds.
HISTORY OF DESCO
DESCO was first organized
in 1937 in
under the name Diving Equipment and Salvage Co. Wisconsin
Its founders included a professional deep water diver, a Hollywood producer specializing in underwater photography
and a medical doctor who was a research scientist at
. This team successfully worked together in developing a deep Marquette University
water diving suit combined with a helium oxygen breathing mixture which resulted in Desco divers setting twi successive deep
water records of 420 and 550 feet.
World War II brought large
Navy contracts for diving equipment to DESCO. They included not only conventional hard-hat
gear for the navy, but also the design, development and manufacture of an oxygen rebreather, known as the “B Lung. By V-J
Day, DESCO was producing more diving equipment than any other company in the world.
In 1946 the company as sold
to another group of
businessmen and changed its Milwaukee
name to Diving Equipment and Supply Co., Inc. After the Korean War, which again brought an increase in U.S. Navy contracts
and orders, the ownership changed hands several times and has since concentrated on the design and manufacture of commercial
and U.S. Navy diving equipment.
Today, DESCO continues providing
quality diving equipment.
OUR GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION:
If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned if without damage, within five 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
& 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 very special packing and shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed
for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling. Our shipping charges are the
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,
Latvia, 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 on big ticket items.
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