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Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Miller Model 200 Bronze Diving Helmet

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $3,500 - $5,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

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

One of the most influential and important designers and manufacturer of diving helmets starting in 1967 is Ben Miller. After designing his own helmet out of fiberglass and making 6 of them, he went to work on a more durable helmet. His first run of helmets, called the series 100, were made of bronze and cast in Norway before being shipped to the US for final assembly. While a very costly process, the result was an extremely high-quality helmet made in limited numbers. Those helmets would be made until a new design was introduced in 1972, the series 200.

The seldom found model 200 helmets were produced in the early to mid 1970s. On the window frame is serial #231E, along with the Miller name. The original black paint is still present with typical chipping from use decades ago. The bronze body is in very good condition along with the hardware. Please review all the photos for overall condition.

All diving helmets in this auction will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nations Attic. The certificate will have a unique number that will match the number on a tamperproof hologram decal placed inside the helmet. This information will be kept on permanent file at Nations Attic and help ensure the provenance of the helmet and authenticity.All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code.