Wonderful as found original Craftsweld Equipment Corporation diving helmet. This helmet along with the Schrader helmet (lot 75) were found together. Both helmets were owned & used by the Construction Aggregate Company in the 1940s and early 1950s. The last job this helmet was used on was work on the lengthening the runway at the Newark New Jersey airport. After the job was complete this helmet and the Craftsweld in the next lot were going to be thrown out. One of the construction crews sons were at the site on the last day and took both helmets home keeping them until 2020! The helmet itself exhibits a fantastic green and gray patina. The helmet is complete with all its original hardware including internal air vents and vintage communications speaker. Craftsweld took over the A. Schraders Son diving helmet business, starting their own helmets in September 1952. This helmet was made on December 26th, 1952, ordered by Construction Aggregate Co. Helmet will be accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity detailing its history. A matching serial numbered hologram decal on the inside of the helmet from Nations Attic will be applied as well to preserve the helmets history and authenticity. The display stand shown in the photos is not included. The option to purchase one after the auction will be provided.
Very Early Craftsweld Equipment Corp Diving Helmet 1952