Antique, circa 1890, French 3 Bolt deep sea diving helmet, Rene Piel / or Charles Petit. Early examples were made out of one sheet of copper, with castellated seams, like on this helmet, (above and below front window, see photos 6,7,8).The front window is stamped R. The back intake air connection is stamped PP.
Old work was done on the inside of the bonnet, (last 3 photos show inside and outside). Notice the exhaust assembly soldering, (see 9th photo). Expected scratches, dings, and aged patina. Overall, in good solid condition for age. As with all diving equipment, this helmet should be inspected by a professional technician before use.
12 photos are a part of this description. The item "Antique PIEL PETIT Diving Helmet Deep Sea 3 Bolt France Circa 1890 Maritime" is in sale since Monday, June 28, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Diving Helmets". The seller is "kchicken13" and is located in Saint Augustine, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.