Diving helmet; Siebe Gorman & Company Limited; 1940-1950; BL.11.18
Diving helmetAbout this object
This is a copper diving helmet which is part of a diving suit that was used by the Southland Harbour Board. We have a photograph of Bill Britton wearing the suit in the 1950s. The suit was last used c.1960. Bluff locals Andy Miller and Sam McGeorge were other divers who used this suit.Maker
processed material, metal, copper
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
processed material, glass
Stamped plaque welded to breast plate: "SIBE, GORMAN & CO.
Engraved on outer front rim of breast plate: "F F"
Engraved on outer back rim of breast plate: "B L"
h 530 mm x w 320 mm x d 500 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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