First closed diving helmet and breastplate

Made:
1839 in England
patentee:
Augustus Siebe
and
Augustus Siebe
and
designer:
John Deane
First diving helmet, by Augustus Siebe, 1839. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane.

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First diving helmet, by Augustus Siebe, 1839. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane.
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First closed diving helmet and breastplate, as developed by Augustus Siebe, England, 1839, from an earlier design by from an design by George Edwards. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane.

Diving helmet made by Augustus Siebe, 1839. For use with closed diving dress, based on suggestions by John Deane

Details

Category:
Protective Clothing
Object Number:
1881-47
Materials:
asbestos, copper (alloy), glass and leather
type:
helmet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
William Augustus Gorman