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Siebe Gorman 6 Bolt Admiralty Pattern Diving Helmet

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Siebe Gorman 6 Bolt Admiralty Pattern Diving Helmet
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When conjuring the image of what a classic English diving helmet looks like – the 6 bolt Admiralty Pattern helmet made by Siebe Gorman comes to mind. Siebe Gorman started making the first diving helmets in the 1830s in London England. The company would continue to invent innovative new designs and technology in diving. Their helmets would be used by the Royal Navy and her many colonies throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The Admiralty Pattern was the Royal Navies primary deep water helmet in the 20th Century.

This fantastic helmet is a style primarily used by the Royal Navy before, during and after World War 2. The helmet features the original Siebe Gorman brass ID plate. Siebe Gorman would stamp serial numbers into inside neck ring of the bonnet & breastplate. They would also place a number on the front window frame and bottom side of the two brails. The serial # 12584 is stamped on all five locations, a full number matching example!

The standard configuration for this model utilized oval windows on the side, and a round threaded window on the front. The 6-bolt pattern only requires 2 brails rather than the four found on 12 bolt helmets. The back of the bonnet features the original air & communications fittings. When looking at vintage photos of English military hardhat divers, there is an excellent chance this very model is what you will find being utilized.

The helmet is in very good condition and perfect for display in the home or office. The copper body and brass hardware exhibit a wonderful patina. The helmet is complete with all its glass, 6 wing nuts, 2 brails, exhaust valve, air fitting, communications fitting, spitcock valve, dumbbell safety latch, window guards, neck ring gasket, original reproducer (speaker) and internal air vents. This helmet is also equipped with what appears to be a chin button morse code type communication (please refer to interior bonnet photos).

This helmet exhibits a classic English look and beauty. Hints of light use are evident in the copper bonnet. The air fitting is slightly pushed into the copper body. Such a classic design and model do not turn up often, especially in the American market. This helmet makes for an excellent example to sit next to a US Navy Mark V to show the peak of copper/brass helmet design by both nations militaries.

All diving helmets in this auction will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nations Attic. The certificate will have a unique number that will match the number on a tamperproof hologram decal placed inside the helmet. This information will be kept on permanent file at Nations Attic and help ensure the provenance of the helmet and authenticity.

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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Siebe Gorman 6 Bolt Admiralty Pattern Diving Helmet

Estimate $4,500 - $6,500
Dec 04, 2021
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Starting Price $2,200
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0224: Siebe Gorman 6 Bolt Admiralty Pattern Diving Helmet

Sold for $5,750
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Est. $4,500 - $6,500Starting Price $2,200
Diving Into History December 2021 Auction
Dec 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST
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When conjuring the image of what a classic English diving helmet looks like – the 6 bolt Admiralty Pattern helmet made by Siebe Gorman comes to mind. Siebe Gorman started making the first diving helmets in the 1830s in London England. The company would continue to invent innovative new designs and technology in diving. Their helmets would be used by the Royal Navy and her many colonies throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The Admiralty Pattern was the Royal Navies primary deep water helmet in the 20th Century.

This fantastic helmet is a style primarily used by the Royal Navy before, during and after World War 2. The helmet features the original Siebe Gorman brass ID plate. Siebe Gorman would stamp serial numbers into inside neck ring of the bonnet & breastplate. They would also place a number on the front window frame and bottom side of the two brails. The serial # 12584 is stamped on all five locations, a full number matching example!

The standard configuration for this model utilized oval windows on the side, and a round threaded window on the front. The 6-bolt pattern only requires 2 brails rather than the four found on 12 bolt helmets. The back of the bonnet features the original air & communications fittings. When looking at vintage photos of English military hardhat divers, there is an excellent chance this very model is what you will find being utilized.

The helmet is in very good condition and perfect for display in the home or office. The copper body and brass hardware exhibit a wonderful patina. The helmet is complete with all its glass, 6 wing nuts, 2 brails, exhaust valve, air fitting, communications fitting, spitcock valve, dumbbell safety latch, window guards, neck ring gasket, original reproducer (speaker) and internal air vents. This helmet is also equipped with what appears to be a chin button morse code type communication (please refer to interior bonnet photos).

This helmet exhibits a classic English look and beauty. Hints of light use are evident in the copper bonnet. The air fitting is slightly pushed into the copper body. Such a classic design and model do not turn up often, especially in the American market. This helmet makes for an excellent example to sit next to a US Navy Mark V to show the peak of copper/brass helmet design by both nations militaries.

All diving helmets in this auction will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nations Attic. The certificate will have a unique number that will match the number on a tamperproof hologram decal placed inside the helmet. This information will be kept on permanent file at Nations Attic and help ensure the provenance of the helmet and authenticity.

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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