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Object Name Helmet, Diver's
Date 1890-1900
Maker A.J. Mcree & Son
Material Brass/Copper
Used Raquette Lake
Description Diving Helmet, Copper/Brass, tarnished. The round helmet has 3 oval windows with metal grills over them. There are 2 on the sides and one in front which opens. The user was able to turn his head inside the helmet to see out the side windows. The attachment for the air hose is on the back, pointing downward. The air outlet is on the right side, just behind the window. The helmet has a metal neckplate ringed with threaded bolts. The suit gasket (a)fits over these bolts and is clamped tight by metal strips screwed over these. Oval plate on front reads: "A.J. Mcree & Sons/Boston, Mass/ USA".
Notes The diving equipment was used in the Raquette Lake area around the turn of the century. Several times the Marion River train fell off the track into the lake and a diver had help salvage the train. Also, the diver would work on the propellers of the big boats. The donor, Dennis Dillon said that the diving equipment was not used after the early 1920's.
Dimensions H-11.5 Dia-11 inches
Collection T:DIV
Catalog Number 1956.043.0004
Other number AM 0420
Imagefile 051\1956.043.0004.JPG
Species Helmet, Diver's