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Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing

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Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing
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Collectors of underwater housings will know just how rare this unmarked housing is. It is professionally made in cast aluminum and the research into its origins was written by underwater photography historian Sid Macken of HDS USA, and published in issue 58 of The Journal of Diving History. A copy of the magazine is included. Recognizing its rarity, this underwater housing was also the cover of Asia’s SCUBA DIVER magazine Through The Lens series in issue number 9. Macken’s research determined that it is a TARZAN made by Georges Beauchat, and that these are possibly the first commercially manufactured housing in Europe. The period of manufacture was around 1946 -1947 and both a Foca and Leica camera of the period would fit the housing. All the controls move freely and the pressurizing valve retains its dust cap. The back plate removes easily and the four bolt threads are in good condition. The front glass has no chips or cracks. It comes with a foam case that the camera would be placed in. A rare underwater housing from the very early days of underwater photography.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code.

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Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing

Estimate $500 - $1,000
Dec 04, 2021
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Starting Price $250
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0037: Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing

Sold for $2,100
13 Bids
Est. $500 - $1,000Starting Price $250
Diving Into History December 2021 Auction
Dec 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST
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Collectors of underwater housings will know just how rare this unmarked housing is. It is professionally made in cast aluminum and the research into its origins was written by underwater photography historian Sid Macken of HDS USA, and published in issue 58 of The Journal of Diving History. A copy of the magazine is included. Recognizing its rarity, this underwater housing was also the cover of Asia’s SCUBA DIVER magazine Through The Lens series in issue number 9. Macken’s research determined that it is a TARZAN made by Georges Beauchat, and that these are possibly the first commercially manufactured housing in Europe. The period of manufacture was around 1946 -1947 and both a Foca and Leica camera of the period would fit the housing. All the controls move freely and the pressurizing valve retains its dust cap. The back plate removes easily and the four bolt threads are in good condition. The front glass has no chips or cracks. It comes with a foam case that the camera would be placed in. A rare underwater housing from the very early days of underwater photography.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code.

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