Diving helmet; Siebe Gorman & Company Limited; 1940-1950; BL.11.18

Name/Title

Diving helmet

About 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

Siebe Gorman & Company Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1940-1950

Period

1940s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, copper
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Stamped plaque welded to breast plate: "SIBE, GORMAN & CO.
SUBMARINE ENGINEERS
LONDON"
Engraved on outer front rim of breast plate: "F F"
Engraved on outer back rim of breast plate: "B L"

Measurements

h 530 mm x w 320 mm x d 500 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Southland Harbour Board

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Object Type

equipment

Object number

BL.11.18

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