Nation's Attic Diving Into History 2023

Large Japanese Diving Helmet Face Plate & Port Frame

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Start price: $75

Estimated price: $150 - $300

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This large 7inch face plate and port unit came from the family of an old diver who used to convert helmets for abalone diving in the 1950’s and 60’s. It was removed from a Japanese helmet and replaced with a custom-made rectangular face port like the helmet in the photo. The helmet is not part of this auction. Only the face plate and port as shown. Both items are in basically unused condition showing only storage patina. The face plate threads into the port easily and there is no damage to the threads. The glass has no cracks or chips. This is one of the larger of the Japanese face plates. Probably a Yokohama. An unusual find in this complete unused condition.

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