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

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First diving helmet, by Augustus Siebe, 1839
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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:
leather, asbestos, glass and copper (alloy)
Measurements:
overall: 465 mm x 460 mm x 417 mm, 11.5 kg
type:
diving equipment and helmet
credit:
William Augustus Gorman